Beltran powers Cardinals to 12-3 rout of Pirates

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | 11:58 p.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — Carlos Beltran drove in a career-best seven runs with a pair of three-run home runs and RBI single in the first three innings, leading the way as the St. Louis Cardinals punished A.J. Burnett and the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-3 on Tuesday night.