Carlos Beltran drove in four runs and rookie left-hander John Gast picked up a win in his major league debut, helping the St. Louis Cardinals cruise past the New York Mets 10-4 on Tuesday night. Gast (1-0) tossed five shutout innings before giving up four runs in the sixth.
He surrendered six hits, struck out three and walked one in a 71-pitch effort to help the Cardinals win for the fifth time in six games and 11th in their last 13. Beltran slammed a three-run homer in the fifth inning, his team-high tenth, to give St. Louis a 9-0 lead.
He also added a run-scoring hit in the third. Dillon Gee (2-5) gave up six runs - five earned - in four innings for the Mets, who lost their fifth straight.