Carpenter, Cardinals End Skid with Win Over Orioles

5 years 3 months 3 weeks ago June 29, 2011 Jun 29, 2011 Wednesday, June 29 2011 Wednesday, June 29, 2011 8:24:00 PM CDT in Baseball
Source: Associated Press
By: David Ginsberg

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Chris Carpenter scattered seven hits for his second complete game of the season and Colby Rasmus homered to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Wednesday night.

Carpenter (3-7) threw a season-high 132 pitches to win his second straight start following a five-game losing streak. The right-hander struck out five, walked one and surrendered just one extra-base hit -- an RBI double to Nick Markakis in the third inning.

Carpenter's other complete game came on May 25, an eight-inning effort in a 3-1 loss at San Diego. The last time he went the distance and earned a victory was Sept. 30, 2010, against Colorado.

The 35-year-old has 31 complete games over 14 seasons.


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