Matt Carpenter went 2-for-3 with three runs scored as the Cardinals and Pirates combined for 20 runs on Friday, with the Cardinals winning 12-8.
Carpenter has hit in seven straight and has now scored nine runs in that time. The second baseman's runs scored on Friday were three of the Cardinals' 12 runs on the night. He also ripped an RBI double in the team's seven-run seventh inning. Carpenter has now scored a league-leading 109 runs on the season.