Lance Berkman hit two opposite-field home runs to pace the recently punchless St. Louis Cardinals Sunday night, driving in three of eight runs as the Cardinals topped the Arizona Diamondbacks to start their first winning streak of the season. Jon Jay also homered and starter Kyle McClellan drove in two to help himself, earning his first career win out of the starting rotation with a six inning, one run performance. Albert Pujols's struggles continued, though after an 0-4 start he singled up the middle in his last at-bat to bring his batting average up to .150 to start the 2011 season.
The Diamondbacks reached base 12 times and doubled thrice, with Kelly Johnson, Chris Young, and Justin Upton all taking extra bases, but they could only scratch together two runs out of all that offensive output, scoring once on McClellan and again in the seventh inning, off former Diamondbacks farmhand Bryan Augenstein, who joined the Cardinals this year off waivers.
Barry Enright took the loss for the Diamondbacks, pitching six innings and allowing four runs. His peripherals were actually better than McClellan's, with four strikeouts against just one walk, but his inability to retire McClellan at the plate proved to be his undoing.