Cards Crush D'backs

Carlos Beltran went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and three RBI as the Cardinals crushed the Diamondbacks 7-1 in the opener of a four-game series at Busch Stadium. Yadier Molina went 2-for-4 with a solo shot and two RBI. Lance Lynn struck out six over seven innings of one-run ball as he upped his record to 8-and-1. The Cards have won 10 of their last 13.