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St. Louis (43-36) rallied from a 5-1 deficit to beat the Rockies (35-43) Wednesday.
The Cardinals pulled of the series victory behind their bats. First baseman Matt Adams went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs. Outfielder Matt Holliday had three hits and drew a walk.
Rockies right-hander Adam Ottavino (0-3) allowed two RBI doubles in the eighth inning. St. Louis pulled ahead by one, and added two more runs in the ninth to score five runs in the final three innings.
“I don’t have any answers for today. I fell horrible that I gave it up,” Ottavino told the Associated Press.
The Rockies scored five runs in the fourth inning to take a 5-1 lead. Outfielder Corey Dickerson drove in two runs with an RBI double. Outfielder Drew Stubbs had a solo homer to begin the offensive outburst by Colorado.
The Rockies, 3-7 in their last 10 games, are battling to stay in the playoff race.
"We’re in a tough stretch, no doubt about it, but the resolve hasn’t wavered at all," Rockies Manager Walt Weiss said, reports MLB.com.