ST. LOUIS (AP) -St. Louis tied a major league record with 10 consecutive hits in a 10-run fifth inning, with pitcher Braden Looper and Aaron Miles getting two each in a 10-5 victory over San Diego on Monday night.
Looper opened the inning with a single and then with the Cardinals up 8-3 bunted for another hit. Miles followed both times with singles, the latter driving in a run.
The streak was broken when David Eckstein hit a sacrifice fly and So Taguchi ended the inning by grounding into a double play.
Scott Rolen's three-run homer put St. Louis ahead 7-3 and chased starter David Wells (5-8). Mike Thompson entered, and Ryan Ludwick homered on his first pitch.
The Cardinals ended a five-game losing streak during which they were outscored 41-11 by Pittsburgh and Washington.
Adrian Gonzalez, Geoff Blum and Khalil Greene homered for the Padres, who outscored the opposition 23-9 during their four-game winning streak.
Looper (9-9) allowed four runs and six hits in 6 1-3 innings.
Astros 2, Cubs 1, 10 innings
HOUSTON (AP) - Eric Munson hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th to give Houston the victory.
Chicago threatened in the 10th against Brad Lidge (3-1) when Jason Kendall led off with a single, took second on a sacrifice and advanced on a flyout. Lidge struck out Cliff Floyd.
Ty Wigginton was walked by Michael Wuertz (2-3) to start the bottom half. After a sacrifice and a fly out, Wuertz threw a wild pitch and Munson singled to right.
Ryan Theriot doubled twice for the Cubs, who have lost four of five.
Wandy Rodriguez struck out a career-high nine for the Astros, who had lost six of their previous nine. Rodriguez gave up one run and four hits in eight innings.
Cubs starter Rich Hill allowed one run and three hits in seven innings.
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