The St. Louis Cardinals won their fourth straight game on Monday with an 8-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants at Busch Stadium. The win is St. Louis' sixth in the last seven days and moves the team to 60-49 on the season. With the loss, the Giants fall to 59-50 on the year.
The Cardinals received a quality pitching performance from starter Jake Westbrook, who allowed seven hits and two runs over six innings to improved to 11-8 on the season. St. Louis' offense was able to get to Giants starter Matt Cain early and often, tagging the right-hander for eight hits and five runs over 5.2 innings.
The Cardinals scored two in the second, three in the sixth and three in the seventh to secure the victory. Carlos Beltran finished 1-for-3 with his 26th homer of the season, a solo shot in the second off Cain. John Jay also had a big day for St. Louis, going 4-for-4 with two RBI.
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