Beltran helps Cardinals sweep Royals
Cardinals just 2 games out of first in NL Central
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Carlos Beltran had three RBIs and Matt Holliday and Allen Craig each had two, powering the St. Louis Cardinals to an 11-8 victory Sunday and their first three-game sweep in Kansas City since 2009.
Mike Moustakas had two home runs for the Royals, who gave up 41 hits and 30 runs to their state rivals in the three games. The previous weekend in St. Louis, the Royals won two out of three.
Beltran gave the Cardinals an early lead with a three-run homer in the first, lining Jonathan Sanchez’s 0-2 pitch 389 feet over the fence for his 20th home run after Craig doubled and Holliday walked.