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Rockies crush Cardinals with 22 hits

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Randall Grichuk had a career-high five hits, including a homer, and Ryan McMahon hit a 495-foot homer as the Colorado Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 16-5 in Denver Tuesday night.

C.J. Kron also went deep, finishing with two hits and five RBIs. Brendan his Rodgers had his 4 hits on his 26th birthday, Josei Grecias had his 3 hits, and Elefris Montero and Elias Diaz had his 2 hits each at Colorado.

The Rockies posted his season-high single-game RBI and hits (22).

Cardinals Paul DeJong hit a home run, and the Cardinals recorded his seventh straight win.

Colorado beat St. Louis starter Miles Mikolas (8-9) in the first inning. Kron hit his 23rd home run of the season to give the Rockies a 3–0 lead, following one-out singles by Iglesias and Rodgers.

Then in the third inning they blew it.

After McMahon made the first out of the inning, his next 10 Colorado hitters reached. Grichuk and Montero singled, Grichuk scored on Diaz's double, and Sam Hilliard singled Mikolas to bring home another run. Diaz was thrown home while playing.

Blackmon, Iglesias and Rodgers scored his two runs on a single, and Kron scored two more on a double.

That ended the night for Michaelas as he allowed 14 hits and 10 runs in 2 2/3 innings. Packy Norton, who relieved Mikolas, walked McMahon and gave up his 12th home run of the season for Grichuk to make him 12–0. Rocky Mountain starter Ryan Feltner, who hit his two-run homer off DeJong, scored St. Louis in his fifth inning, and the Cardinals chased Feltner in his sixth. He gave up an RBI double to Nolan Arenado and left after walking Lars Notova.

Feltner (2-3) allowed five runs in 5 2/3 innings as he hit four. Colorado added two runs on Diaz's double and groundout in the sixth inning, and McMahon added two runs to his second deck in right-center field in the seventh. hit a home run.

– Field Level Media