ST. LOUIS - Albert Pujols hit his fifth home run in five games - the longest homer at Busch Stadium this season - and Adam Wainwright worked seven strong innings to help the St. Louis Cardinals rout the Detroit Tigers and red-hot ace Justin Verlander, 11-2, last night.

Pujols also drew his majorleague-leading 19th and 20th intentional walks in only semi-threatening situations before lining his 23d homer an estimated 446 feet over the left-field wall off Ryan Perry to start the sixth.

Chris Duncan followed with a 418-foot shot that gave the light-hitting Cardinals back-to-back homers for the first time all season.

Detroit 000 001 010– 2 8 3

St. Louis 400 142 00x – 11 14 1

Detroit AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      St. Louis AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Kelly lf 5   0   1   0   .273      Schumaker 2b 5   1   3   1   .284

Polanco 2b 5   0   1   0   .260      Rasmus cf 5   0   1   0   .261

Ordonez rf 3   0   0   0   .272      Pujols 1b 2   2   1   1   .326

Perry p 0   0   0   0   ---      T.Greene ss 1   0   0   0   .258

b-Thames ph 1   0   0   0   .302      Duncan lf 5   3   3   1   .258

Lyon p 0   0   0   0   ---      Ankiel rf 4   1   1   0   .247

Mi.Cabrera 1b 3   1   2   1   .325      Y.Molina c-1b 3   2   2   2   .270

Sardinha c 0   0   0   0   .097      Thurston 3b 3   1   1   2   .240

Granderson cf 3   0   0   0   .256      Wainwright p 3   1   1   0   .158

Inge 3b 4   1   1   1   .264      c-LaRue ph-c 1   0   0   0   .275

Laird c-1b 4   0   1   0   .220      Br.Ryan ss 3   0   1   3   .300

Santiago ss 4   0   1   0   .284      Walters p 0   0   0   0   .000

Verlander p 1   0   0   0   .000      Totals 35   11   14   10      

a-J.Andersn ph 1   0   1   0   .256

N.Robertson p 0   0   0   0   ---

Raburn rf 2   0   0   0   .237

Totals 36   2   8   2      

a-singled for Verlander in the 5th. b-struck out for Perry in the 7th. c-grounded out for Wainwright in the 7th. E: Ordonez (2), Santiago (4), Verlander (1), Schumaker (4). LOB: Detroit 9, St. Louis 5. 2B: Schumaker (12), Rasmus (15), Thurston (14), Wainwright (2), Br.Ryan (8). 3B: Kelly (1). HR: Inge (15), off Wainwright; Mi.Cabrera (12), off Walters; Pujols (23), off Perry; Duncan (5), off Perry. RBIs: Mi.Cabrera (40), Inge (42), Schumaker (19), Pujols (58), Duncan (29), Y.Molina 2 (21), Thurston 2 (18), Br.Ryan 3 (9). CS: Ankiel (1). S: Br.Ryan. RLSP: Detroit 4 (Inge 2, Ordonez 2); St. Louis 3 (Wainwright, Duncan, Rasmus). GI DP: Rasmus, Duncan. DP: Detroit 2 (Santiago, Polanco, Mi.Cabrera), (Santiago, Polanco, Laird).

Detroit walks (2): Mi.Cabrera, Granderson. St. Louis walks (4): Pujols 2, Y.Molina, Thurston. Detroit strikeouts (6): Kelly, Polanco, Thames, Mi.Cabrera, Laird, Raburn. St. Louis strikeouts (7): Schumaker, Rasmus 2, Pujols, Ankiel, Thurston, Wainwright.

Detroit IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Verlander (L) 4   8   5   5   2   4   73   3.39

N.Robertson 0   2   4   4   2   0   15   7.97

Perry 2   4   2   2   0   1   37   3.67

Lyon 2   0   0   0   0   2   22   4.22

St. Louis IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Wainwright (W) 7   6   1   1   2   5   99   3.33

Walters 2   2   1   1   0   1   25   8.76

W: Wainwright, 7-4. L: Verlander, 7-3. N.Robertson pitched to 4 batters in the 5th. IR-S: Perry 3-3. IBB: off Verlander (Pujols, Pujols). WP: Wainwright. Balk: Verlander. Umpires: Home, Jerry Layne; first, Tony Randazzo; second, Chris Guccione; third, Mike Winters.

T: 2:33. A: 44,021 (43,975).

Rays 12, Rockies 4

DENVER - Evan Longoria, Carlos Pena, and Tampa Bay clobbered Colorado, snapping the Rockies' 11-game win streak.

Longoria, Pena, Kapler, Ben Zobrist, and B.J. Upton homered. Kapler and Zobrist finished a double shy of the cycle, and Upton was a triple short.

Tampa Bay 142 010 220 – 12 17 0

Colorado 010 020 001 – 4 8 1

Tampa Bay AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Colorado AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

B.Upton cf 5   1   3   3   .226      Fowler cf 4   0   1   2   .255

Crawford lf 5   0   1   0   .314      Barmes 2b 5   0   2   1   .291

Longoria 3b 4   1   1   1   .304      Helton 1b 4   0   0   0   .312

C.Pena 1b 5   1   1   1   .239      Hawpe rf 3   1   2   0   .342

Zobrist 2b 5   3   3   1   .318      Tulowitzki ss 4   0   1   0   .241

Bartlett ss 4   2   2   1   .376      Stewart 3b 2   0   0   1   .224

Kapler rf 4   2   3   4   .227      Daley p 0   0   0   0   ---

Balfour p 0   0   0   0   ---      Embree p 0   0   0   0   ---

b-Dillon ph 1   0   0   0   .348      c-Quintanilla ph 0   1   0   0   .208

Abreu p 0   0   0   0   ---      C.Gonzalez lf 4   1   1   0   .194

Navarro c 5   1   2   1   .211      Iannetta c 2   1   0   0   .217

Niemann p 2   0   0   0   .000      De La Rosa p 0   0   0   0   .050

a-Burrell ph 1   0   0   0   .239      Fogg p 1   0   0   0   .000

J.Nelson p 0   0   0   0   ---      R.Flores p 0   0   0   0   ---

Gross rf 1   1   1   0   .278      Atkins 3b 1   0   1   0   .208

Totals 42   12   17   12         Totals 30   4   8   4      

a-struck out for Niemann in the 6th. b-grounded out for Balfour in the 9th. c-walked for Embree in the 9th. E: Hawpe (3). LOB: Tampa Bay 5, Colorado 7. 2B: B.Upton (12), Crawford (12), Bartlett (12), Navarro (9), Fowler (16), Hawpe 2 (23). 3B: Zobrist (4), Kapler (1). HR: Longoria (15), off De La Rosa; Kapler (4), off De La Rosa; C.Pena (21), off Fogg; Zobrist (14), off R.Flores; B.Upton (4), off Daley. RBIs: B.Upton 3 (18), Longoria (59), C.Pena (49), Zobrist (39), Bartlett (31), Kapler 4 (15), Navarro (20), Fowler 2 (17), Barmes (31), Stewart (34). SB: Tulowitzki (8). S: Fogg. SF: Bartlett, Fowler, Stewart. RLSP: Tampa Bay 3 (C.Pena, Crawford, Zobrist); Colorado 6 (Iannetta, Helton, Fowler, Tulowitzki, Barmes 2). RA: B.Upton, Longoria, C.Gonzalez. GIDP: Fowler, Helton. DP: Tampa Bay 2 (C.Pena, Bartlett, Niemann), (Zobrist, Bartlett, C.Pena).

Tampa Bay walk (1): Longoria.

Colorado walks (5): Hawpe, Quintanilla, Iannetta 2, Atkins.

Tampa Bay strikeouts (8): B.Upton, Crawford, C.Pena 3, Niemann 2, Burrell.

Colorado strikeouts (6): Barmes, Helton, Hawpe, Tulowitzki, C.Gonzalez, Iannetta.

Tampa Bay IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Niemann (W) 5   5   3   3   2   2   96   4.21

J.Nelson 11/3   0   0   0   1   3   23   4.66

Balfour 12/3   1   0   0   1   1   23   5.46

Abreu 1   2   1   1   1   0   19   9.00

Colorado IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

De La Rosa (L) 21/3   8   7   7   1   4   62   5.81

Fogg 31/3   3   1   1   0   2   43   1.93

R.Flores 1   2   2   2   0   1   18   5.68

Daley 11/3   4   2   2   0   1   26   4.05

Embree 1   0   0   0   0   0   6   5.40

W: Niemann, 6-4. L: De La Rosa, 2-7.

IR-S: Balfour 1-0, R.Flores 1-0, Daley 1-1. WP: Niemann. Umpires: Home, John Hirschbeck; first, Wally Bell; second, Marty Foster; third, Chad Fairchild.

T: 3:08. A: 28,582 (50,449).