Chris Carpenter went the distance as the Cardinals cruised past the Orioles 5-1. Carpenter allowed a run and seven hits while striking out five and walking one to improve to 3-and-7. Colby Rasmus belted a two-run homer for St. Louis, which will go for a sweep in the three-game set on Thursday. Skip Schumaker knocked in a run and scored twice in the victory. Nick Markakis doubled in a run in the third for Baltimore. Chris Jakubauskas allowed all five runs in five innings to fall to 2-and-1. The three-game series concludes tonight as Jake Westbrook opposes Brian Matusz [[ MATT-is ]].