Rolen hit home runs in consecutive at-bats Saturday, leading the Cardinals to an 8-4 win over the Rockies. The third baseman had four RBIs, raising his major league-leading total to 23. Rolen was awarded two extra RBIs earlier in the day, when and an official scoring change was made, erasing an error from Friday’s game and giving him a two-run triple.
“I can’t complain about that,” Rolen said. “I was on a roll before I even swung the bat.”
Rolen has a hit in eight straight games, going 13-for-33 (.394) with eight runs, 17 RBIs and six homers over that span.
Rolen, whose multi-homer game was his second this season, has never hit more than 31 homers in a season.
“If this is July and you have a couple of good weeks, I don’t think it’s as celebrated as it is at the start of the season,” Rolen said. “But I’m not going to complain about anything, I know that, and I’m not going to analyze it.
“I’m just going to go home and come back tomorrow and try to win a ballgame and close my eyes and keep swinging.”
Albert Pujols added a homer and two RBIs for the Cardinals, who have won the first two games of the series after losing three straight to Houston.
St. Louis was outscored 26-9 by the Astros, but has responded by outscoring the Rockies 21-9.