Theriot Breaks Open Game, Cards Beat Mets
St. LOUIS (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Ryan Theriot hit a go-ahead double with the bases loaded in the seventh inning and the St. Louis Cardinals came back to beat the New York Mets 11-6 Tuesday night.
The Cardinals' 11th win in 13 games kept them 2 1/2 behind Atlanta in the wild card chase.
The Cardinal scored six times in the seventh to come back from an early 4-0 deficit after the Braves beat Florida 4-0.
Albert Pujols went 4 for 5 to push his batting average to a season-high, .304. It was the 36th four-hit game of his career and seventh of the season.
Theriot hit a pitch from Tim Byrdak into the gap in left-center to bring Pujols and Lance Berkman and give the Cardinals their first lead of the night 7-6.