It was less than a week ago that Carlos Beltran, following a two-homer, seven-RBI game, stood in the Cardinals' clubhouse realizing the rarity of what he had just accomplished. "Days like this don't come every day," he noted in that postgame media session.
Perhaps not every day. But six days later, Beltran nearly matched that career night.
With two homers and six RBIs in his first two at-bats, Beltran staked the Cardinals to another early lead at Chase Field, where St. Louis eventually left as a 6-1 winner over the D-backs in front of 30,156 on Tuesday night.
"Unbelievable," catcher Yadier Molina said of his teammate's night. "What a game for him."
For Jake Westbrook, too, who tossed seven scoreless innings en route to his fourth win of the season. The stage, however, was stolen early by Beltran, who, beginning with last week's two-homer game and continuing through this one, has 10 hits in his last 23 at-bats.
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