St. Louis did not make an out against Pittsburgh starter
(6-7), who surrendered six runs and five hits. He became the first Pirate starter to leave a game without getting an out since
on August 6, 1997.
"It (stunk) all around," Fogg said. "I (stunk) today. I didn't get anybody out and gave them six runs. I felt good in the bullpen, I just didn't throw strikes when I needed to. There's no way around it, it was an all-around poor performance."
"Fogg's command was not good at all," Pittsburgh manager
said. "When you elevate against a club like St. Louis, it spells trouble. Down a quick six runs, it's too hard to comeback against a team like this."
opened the game with consecutive singles before Pujols hit his 33rd homer of the season to right-center field. He extended his hitting streak to 26 games, tying Pittsburgh's
for the longest in the major leagues this season.
followed with a ground-rule double and, after
walked, Martinez followed with his 11th homer to make it 6-0. It was the first homer for Martinez since July 4.
"It's been a while since I homered. I'm just trying to hit the ball where it's pitched," he said. "I did not know what trouble Fogg was having.
is not a good judgement. If he hits a homer, the guy pitching can have great stuff, you don't know."
Fogg left after throwing just 21 pitches - only 12 for strikes.
entered and gave up a double to
before escaping the inning.
St. Louis starter
(9-7) needed the big lead as he yielded eight hits, including four solo homers, in six innings. He struck out four and did not walk a batter.
"We put up some runs, that's the business of this offense," he said. "Sometimes, in games like this, it's tough to pitch. You still want to stay with your game plan and be aggressive."
The Cardinals had a 10-5 lead before using four pitchers in the ninth.
"In the ninth, I explained to the umpire 'we're not trying to delay the game,'" La Russa said. "When you see a little uncomfortability on your pitchers' parts, you need to make moves."
Tomko also struggled early, allowing homers to
in the first inning. But the Cardinals added three runs in the fourth inning on an RBI single by Robinson and sacrifice flies from Rolen and Martinez.
Martinez recorded his fifth RBI on a grounder in the sixth inning that gave the Cardinals a 10-2 cushion.
opened the sixth inning with back-to-back homers, but Tomko retired the next three batters to preserve the six-run lead.
started the seventh and allowed one unearned run, two hits and two walks in two innings. The Pirates pulled within 10-5 on a sacrifice fly by
in the eighth.