May 28, 2011 10:53 PM by Jordan Mason

Iannetta hits 2 homers, helps Rockies rout Cards

DENVER (AP) - Chris Iannetta homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs and Juan Nicasio pitched seven solid innings in his major league debut as the scuffling Colorado Rockies routed the St. Louis Cardinals 15-4 on Saturday night.

The hard-throwing Nicasio (1-0) surrendered just six hits and one unearned run after being recalled from Double-A Tulsa to make a spot start.

Nicasio may have just made a compelling case to stick around a while longer as the Rockies tinker with their rotation in the wake of the season-ending elbow injury to Jorge De La Rosa.

The usually reliable Jaime Garcia (5-1) had a rough outing and the Rockies took full advantage to break out of their offensive funk by setting season highs for runs and hits (18).

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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