ST. LOUIS, May 6 (UPI) -- Albert Pujols doubled and scored on a groundout to second in the ninth inning Monday, delivering the winning run for St. Louis in a 6-5 decision over Colorado.
Cardinals starter Joel Pineiro was knocked around for four runs on eight hits but countered with a two-run double. Adam Kennedy also drove in a run, while Yadier Molina tallied three hits and scored once.
The win went to Randy Flores (1-0) even though he gave up the tying run in the eighth. Jason Isringhausen shut down the Rockies in the ninth for his 11th save.