Carpenter's big day also tied a franchise record for doubles, which was set by Joe Medwick on August 4th, 1937 against the Boston Bees, who are now the Atlanta Braves. Two of Carpenter's doubles came in the first inning, as he added one apiece in the third and seventh innings. He finished the day 4-for-5 with two RBI for St. Louis, who finished the day with 16 hits as a team.
That first inning featured 11 Cardinals at the plate, as they recorded their ninth straight series victory. Tyler O'Neil had a two-run home run in that opening inning, as Rockies starter Tyler Anderson gave up seven hits. All six of the Cardinals' first-inning runs came with two outs in the frame.
Gomber allowed two runs, one of which was earned, over six innings to improve to 4-0 on the season for the Cardinals. He is the first left-handed Cardinals' starter to earn a victory at Coors Field since Kent Mercker did it on July 24th, 1999. On the opposite side, Anderson got booed by his home crowd, as he fell to 6-7 on the year and was replaced by Chad Bettis. The left-handed starter hasn't won since July 4th and has posted a 15.09 ERA over his past three outings.
The Rockies will hit the road out west on Monday night to take on the Los Angeles Angels. They sit a game behind the Arizona Diamondbacks in the NL West. The Cardinals, who are ahead of the Rockies by a game in the NL Wild Card race, will return home on Tuesday to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates.