Matt Holliday and Colby Rasmus each clubbed solo homers as the Cardinals flew past the Orioles, 6-2. Kyle Lohse [[ Lowsh ]] went five innings and scattered four hits to earn the victory, improving his mark to 8-and-4 and helping St. Louis to snap a three-game slide. The game was delayed for 27 minutes in the top of the sixth due to rain. Nick Markakis went 2-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 17 games and J.J. Hardy blasted his 11th home run for the O's, who have won just two of their last eight contests. Zach Britton fell to 6-and-6 after surrendering four runs over five-and-two-thirds innings. The series continues tonight as Chris Carpenter opposes Chris Jakubauskas.