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Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Justin Morneau homered and drove in a season- 
high  six  runs as  the Colorado  Rockies outslugged  the St. Louis Cardinals, 
10-5, in the second tilt of a three-game set. 

Drew  Stubbs  also homered  and Ryan Wheeler  had a pair  of RBI for Colorado, 
which snapped a seven-game losing streak. 

"He's  been  great for us,"  Rockies manager Walt  Weiss said of Morneau. "Not 
just  what he does for us but what kind of leader he is. He's having a heck of 
a season." 

Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa (7-6) grabbed the win after surrendering five 
runs -- four earned -- on nine hits over seven frames. 

Nick  Greenwood (1-1) took the loss after relieving starter Shelby Miller, who 
left after 2 2/3 innings with back tightness. 

"Mid-back  spasm," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said of Miller's injury. "We 
seem pretty confident he'll be ready for his next start." 

Greenwood allowed three runs on five hits in 1 2/3 frames in relief. 

Jhonny  Peralta hit his 11th home run of the season for the Cardinals, who had 
their three-game winning streak halted. 

Matt Carpenter, Allen Craig and Tony Cruz each had an RBI in the setback. 

Colorado came out swinging in the first, jumping out to a 3-0 lead after one. 

Charlie  Blackmon singled before Corey Dickerson and Troy Tulowitzki walked to 
load  the bases. Morneau's single to right scored Blackmon and Wheeler poked a 
two-run single two batters later to push the margin to three. 

St.  Louis got  one back in the  third after Cruz reached second on a throwing 
error  by De La  Rosa to open the inning, Miller moved Cruz over to third on a 
bunt and Carpenter plated him with a sacrifice fly to right. 

St.  Louis took a brief lead in the fourth courtesy of a three-run inning that 
was answered with three from the Rockies in the home half. 

Peralta clubbed a two-run homer to tie the game at 3-3 following a single from 
Matt Adams. Peter Bourjos and Mark Ellis then singled and Cruz knocked Bourjos 
in with a groundout to give the Cardinals a lead. 

Dickerson  singled  and Tulowitzki walked to  open the home half of the fourth 
and  Morneau  chased the  two home  with a blast  to right  to put Colorado in 
front. 

Craig cut into the deficit with an RBI single in the fifth after Matt Holliday 
doubled to left. 

Morneau  added  to the lead  with a two-run single  in the seventh that scored 
Blackmon and Dickerson. 

Stubbs  homered to begin  the eighth and Blackmon added an RBI single later in 
the inning to account for the final margin. 

                                   Game Notes 

Miller  was charged with three runs on six hits and five walks in his two-plus 
innings of work ... Colorado had 17 hits, while St. Louis had 11 ... The Cards 
went  2-for-6  with runners in scoring  position ... The Rockies went 7-for-21 
with RISP. 

 
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