ST. LOUIS (AP) - Yadier Molina went 4 for 4 with a career-high
five RBIs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 14-4 win over Mat
Latos and the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
The Padres, who began the day a half-game behind the first-place
San Francisco Giants in the NL West, fell 1½ games behind Atlanta
in the wild-card standings. The Giants hosted Milwaukee later.
Matt Holliday homered and drove in three runs for the Cardinals.
Albert Pujols added three hits and two RBIs. Colby Rasmus had three
hits and scored four times.
St. Louis has won 11 successive games against San Diego at Busch
Stadium, tying the longest active streak in the major leagues. San
Francisco has won 11 in a row at home over Texas, and Toronto has
an 11-game home winning streak against Baltimore.