By Mary Cunningham
Normalcy returned to the Phillies-Cardinals rivalry Tuesday night.
Matt Carpenter tripled and doubled, and the St. Louis Cardinals had season highs in runs and hits to help Michael Wacha remain unbeaten with an 11-5 victory over the Phillies.
Matt Holliday and Matt Adams each added three hits for the Cardinals, who finished with 15 hits. Jason Heyward reached base four times and Jon Jay drove in two runs.
Wacha (4-0) drove in two runs and pitched 5 2/3 innings to win for the fourth time in four starts.
Severino Gonzalez (0-1) yielded seven runs and 10 hits in 2 2/3 innings in his major league debut.
The 11 runs allowed by the Phillies were a season-high.
The Cardinals reworked their batting order and it paid off.
Carpenter was moved out of the leadoff spot for the first time in nearly two years and, batting second, tripled and scored in the first inning and added an RBI double in the fifth. He also walked and scored in the eighth.
Heyward, who was dropped from second to sixth, walked three times, plus he singled and scored twice.
Taking over in the leadoff spot, Jay contributed two run-scoring singles.
Holliday, hitting in his usual third spot, scored three runs.
Every player in the Cardinals’ starting lineup finished with at least a hit, run or RBI.
Freddy Galvis singled three times and scored twice for Philly. Rookie Odubel Herrera doubled and had two RBIs.