Port St. Lucie, FL (Sports Network) - Pete Kozma clubbed a grand slam during a six-run fourth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals blasted the New York Mets, 11-4, on Tuesday.
Yadier Molina added a two-run homer and Rob Johnson supplied a solo shot in the ninth for St. Louis, which received six strong innings from starter Adam Wainwright.
The right-hander struck out three and allowed just two runs on seven hits, improving to 4-1 during spring training play.
New York starter Jeremy Hefner pitched three innings before a Carlos Beltran comebacker struck him on the elbow, forcing him from the game. He allowed two runs on five hits.
Lucas Duda was a productive 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and four RBI in the setback.