|Colorado (25-32) «||0||0||1||0||2||1||0||1||0||5||11||0|
|St. Louis (31-27)||0||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||2||6||1|
Colorado starters totaled 29 1/3 innings with a 2.45 ERA and won all four games.
"We pitched great the entire series and we deserved to win these games," manager Jim Tracy said. "What we did here is not easy to do, and we did a terrific job."
The Rockies won their season-high fifth in a row. St. Louis has lost a season-worst four straight.
"We're in a rut now and it could be that we're pressing," manager Tony La Russa said. "The bullpen had some bad moments, starters had some bad moments. Offense. Defense. Manager."
Colorado last swept the Cardinals in July 1994, winning four straight at Mile High Stadium. The Rockies are 7-4 under Tracy after going 18-28 with Clint Hurdle.
"You can't put your head way down when things start going bad, because they're going to change," first baseman Todd Helton said. "You just keep working and focusing on the process, not the result."
Marquis (8-4) allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings against the Cardinals, for whom he won 42 games from 2004-06. He leads the league with five road victories, and has won four of his last five starts overall.
"This is my fourth team so I've been through it enough to control the emotions," Marquis said. "But it still feels like I'm at home because I played here for so long and had good success."
The Cardinals were outscored 33-9 while winding up a 2-6 homestand. Even star slugger Albert Pujols was in a slump during this series, going 1-for-14.
"We've got to be tough mentally," catcher Yadier Molina said. "We lost this series, but tomorrow is another day."
Rockies starters have worked at least six innings in all eight games this month. Huston Street made his first appearance in the series and worked the ninth for his ninth save in 10 chances.
Barmes singled for the go-ahead hit in the fifth and Hawpe added a sacrifice fly for a 3-1 lead. Tulowitzki hit his sixth homer, and first since May 10, in the sixth off Jason Motte for a three-run cushion.
Molina singled in the fourth for his 500th career hit, and then doubled and scored on Ryan's single with two outs in the seventh for St. Louis. Barmes' second RBI single in the eighth put the Rockies ahead 5-2 in the eighth.
"I would have loved a chance to get out of my own mess," Thompson said. "A ground ball away from getting out of that."
|Troy Tulowitzki's bat and Jason Marquis' arm (bat, too) help the resurgent Rockies win their fifth straight. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Dexter Fowler, CF||3||2||1||0||2||1||1||.257|
|Clint Barmes, 2B||4||0||2||2||0||1||2||.290|
|Todd Helton, 1B||4||0||2||1||1||0||0||.314|
|Brad Hawpe, RF||4||0||1||1||0||1||2||.337|
|Huston Street, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Ian Stewart, 3B||5||0||0||0||0||2||3||.229|
|Troy Tulowitzki, SS||3||1||1||1||1||0||0||.223|
|Carlos Gonzalez, LF||4||0||1||0||0||1||2||.154|
|Paul Phillips, C||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||.346|
|Jason Marquis, P||3||1||1||0||0||0||1||.200|
|Randy Flores, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Seth Smith, PH||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||.280|
|Manny Corpas, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Ryan Spilborghs, RF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.259|
|a-singled for Flores in the 8th|
|2B - Brad Hawpe (17, Miller)|
|HR - Troy Tulowitzki (6, Motte)|
|SF - Brad Hawpe (4)|
|RBI - Clint Barmes 2 (28), Todd Helton (41), Brad Hawpe (43), Troy Tulowitzki (18)|
|2-OUT RBI - Clint Barmes (14)|
|SB - Seth Smith (3, 3rd base off Perez/Molina)|
|CS - Clint Barmes (4, 2nd base by Perez/Molina)|
|Team LOB - 9|
|Jason Marquis (W,8-4)||6.2||6||2||2||1||4||0||3.98|
|Randy Flores (H,4)||0.1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.00|
|Manny Corpas (H,4)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||5.74|
|Huston Street (S,9)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||3.09|
|WP - Jason Marquis (2)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jason Marquis 87-59, Randy Flores 6-4, Manny Corpas 13-9, Huston Street 7-6|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jason Marquis 9-7, Randy Flores 1-0, Manny Corpas 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Jason Marquis 27, Randy Flores 1, Manny Corpas 3, Huston Street 3|
|St. Louis Cardinals|
|Skip Schumaker, 2B||3||0||0||0||1||0||1||.289|
|Colby Rasmus, CF||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||.259|
|Albert Pujols, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.327|
|Ryan Ludwick, RF||4||0||0||0||0||1||0||.234|
|Chris Duncan, LF||4||0||1||0||0||1||0||.249|
|Yadier Molina, C||4||1||2||0||0||0||0||.264|
|Tyler Greene, 3B||2||0||0||0||0||1||2||.261|
|a- Joe Thurston, PH-3B||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.245|
|Brad Thompson, P||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||.200|
|Dennys Reyes, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jason Motte, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Trever Miller, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Rick Ankiel, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.220|
|Chris Perez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Blake Hawksworth, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Brendan Ryan, SS||3||1||2||1||0||1||0||.297|
|a-grounded out for T. Greene in the 7th|
|b-struck out for Miller in the 7th|
|2B - Yadier Molina (5, Marquis)|
|3B - Brendan Ryan (2, Marquis)|
|RBI - Brendan Ryan (5)|
|2-OUT RBI - Brendan Ryan (2)|
|SB - Brendan Ryan (5, 2nd base off Flores/Phillips)|
|Team LOB - 5|
|Outfield Assists - Colby Rasmus 1|
|E - Skip Schumaker (3, Missed catch of throw)|
|St. Louis Cardinals|
|Brad Thompson (L,0-2)||4.1||5||3||3||3||2||0||4.50|
|IBB - Tulowitzki by Trever Miller|
|HBP - Barmes (by Brad Thompson)|
|WP - Brad Thompson (1)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Brad Thompson 67-42, Dennys Reyes 10-7, Jason Motte 20-13, Trever Miller 17-9, Chris Perez 17-12, Blake Hawksworth 7-5|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brad Thompson 8-2, Dennys Reyes 1-1, Jason Motte 1-1, Chris Perez 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Brad Thompson 21, Dennys Reyes 2, Jason Motte 6, Trever Miller 5, Chris Perez 4, Blake Hawksworth 3|
|Attendance - 36748|
|Game Time - 2:36|
|Temperature - 77|
|Umpires - Home - Bill Welke, First Base - Tim Welke, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - Angel Hernandez|