Beltran has 4 RBIs to lead Cards over Mets 10-4
Gast (1-0) tossed five shutout innings before giving up four runs in the sixth. He surrendered six hits, struck out three and walked one in a 71-pitch effort to help the Cardinals win for the fifth time in six games and 11th in their last 13.
Beltran slammed a three-run homer in the fifth inning, his team-high tenth, to give St. Louis a 9-0 lead. He also added a run-scoring hit in the third.
Dillon Gee (2-5) gave up six runs - five earned - in four innings for the Mets, who lost their fifth straight.
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