St. Louis Rocks Colorado
The Cardinals started early, when Gary Bennett broke his 0-for-11 streak with a two-run single in the top of the second to make it 2-0.
The Redbirds continued to dominate as Jim Edmonds blasted a solo home run in the third inning, and a single by Suppan scored John Rodriguez in the fourth inning to make it 4-0.
In the seventh inning, Rockies' Yorvit Torrealba smacked one out of the park, giving Colorado its only run.
In the eighth inning, Aaron Miles hit a two-run homer that wrapped up the scoring and the victory for St. Louis.
The Redbirds open a four-game series Thursday night at Wrigley Field against their arch-rivals, the Chicago Cubs.