--The eight earned runs allowed by RHP Chris Carpenter were the most he had allowed in a game since late in the 2005 season. His ERA entering the game was 2.08. "We scored a bunch of runs and I wasn't able to give our team a chance to win and that's unfortunate," said Carpenter, after a 13-8 loss at Arizona. "But I'm not going to dwell on it. I'll be better next time (Sunday in Los Angeles)."
--SS Ryan Theriot, 1B Albert Pujols and RF Lance Berkman all had three hits. A season-high 16 hits were wasted as the Cardinals scored six or more runs for the third game in a row. In their first eight games, the Cardinals scored three or fewer in seven of them.
--RHP Jason Motte continued his improved pitching by working 1 1/3 scoreless innings. Motte has recorded four outs without giving up a run in each of the last two nights.
--The Cardinals' middle relief, one of the bright spots for the club in the first two weeks, suffered two hits when reliever Bryan Augenstein suffered a right groin injury that will send him to the disabled list and reliever Bryan Tallet injured his glove (right) hand making an outstanding fielding play at first base. Tallet will return to St. Louis Wednesday morning to see if there is a possible broken bone in the hand.
--RHP Jake Westbrook, who sports a 9.90 earned run average after two starts, will seek his first win of the season Wednesday night in the series finale at Arizona. Pitching coach Dave Duncan said he was looking for an improvement in Westbrook's changeup.
BY THE NUMBERS
2 -- Times this season the Cardinals have hit back-to-back homers (Monday and Tuesday).
QUOTE TO NOTE
"There were a lot of good swings up and down the lineup. But it's a team game. We got beat." -- Manager Tony La Russa, after his team had 16 hits on Tuesday but still lost by five runs.
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