Game Report: Cardinals 11, Padres 2

Jeremy Hazelbaker and Jedd Gyorko each hit three-run homers and Aledmys Diaz went 5-for-5 and drove in two runs to lead the Cardinals to the rout of the Padres Saturday night in San Diego.

The Cardinals scored 10 of their runs in the final three innings.

Here is how the game broke down:

At the plate: Diaz became the first Cardinals rookie to go 5-for-5 in a game since Wally Moon in 1954, collecting three singles and his seventh and eighth doubles in his first 45 at-bats … Hazelbaker broke an 0-for-17 slump with his fourth homer, tying for the team lead. It was the seventh pinch-hit homer for the Cardinals in their first 17 games this season … Gyorko’s homer was his third of the season, with Stephen Piscotty also contributing his third homer, a solo shot … Both finished with three hits each in the Cardinals’ 16-hit attack … The Cardinals now have hit 26 homers for the season … Eric Fryer grounded out as a pinch-hitter in the ninth, ending his streak of consecutive hits at six to open the season and his Cardinals’ career.

On the mound: Michael Wacha allowed just four hits and both San Diego runs over six innings, walking four, but he did not record a strikeout … Seung Hwan Oh struck out the side in the seventh.

Key stat: The Cardinals tied a major-league record for most pinch-hit home runs in a month with seven. The record was set by the Philadelphia Phillies in August, 1958.

Of note: Matt Carpenter did not start for the first time this season but pinch-hit in the seventh, delivering an RBI single. He is the only Cardinal to play in all 17 games. It was his first pinch-hit since 2014 and was the first pinch-hit RBI for the team this season that did not come on a home run … Moon had two five-hit games as a rookie. The team record for most hits in a game by a rookie is six, set by Terry Moore in 1935 … It was the fifth time the Cardinals have scored 10 or more runs this season. … Diaz did commit his fifth error of the season with a wide throw to first in the seventh.

Looking ahead: Mike Leake will get the start on Sunday in the final game of the three-game series. He will be making his fourth start as he looks for his first win of the season and with the Cardinals.