Cards look to continue to 'click' at plate in finale vs. Angels

The St. Louis Cardinals arrived in Anaheim, Calif., as the second-lowest scoring team in baseball. The Cardinals, however, showed their offense is capable of producing by defeating the Los Angeles Angels 10-5 on Monday and 7-6 on Tuesday. St. Louis...

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The St. Louis Cardinals arrived in Anaheim, Calif., as the second-lowest scoring team in baseball.

The Cardinals, however, showed their offense is capable of producing by defeating the Los Angeles Angels 10-5 on Monday and 7-6 on Tuesday. St. Louis will go for a sweep on Wednesday night when the club closes its three-game series in Anaheim.



"We're starting to click," Cardinals designated hitter Alec Burleson told Bally Sports Midwest on Tuesday after going 3-for-5 with a two-run homer, a double and two runs. "Everybody looked more comfortable up there. When guys aren't feeling great that day, a lot of guys are picking each other up.

So that's good to see." Catcher Pedro Pages did some picking up with his first big league hit Tuesday, a three-run double. The Cardinals hit just 2-for-15 with runners in scoring position but still manufactured seven runs.

"A week ago, that's a (loss)," Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said. "The offense is doing a really nice job, one through nine, everybody is contributing and feeling pretty good. So we need to keep it up.

" After seeing his batting average drop to .190, Paul Goldschmidt has gone 5-for-14 with three runs and three RBIs during the Cardinals' three-game winning streak. During that span, Brendan Donovan is 4-for-11 with four walks and three runs for St.

Louis. Right-hander Lance Lynn (1-1, 3.79 ERA) will draw the start on Wednesday for the Cardinals.

Lynn carried a 2.64 ERA into May before allowing 10 runs (eight earned) on nine hits.