With Carpenter providing an offensive boost from the leadoff spot, the Cardinals went 5-1 during their six-game homestand. His leadoff home run on Sunday night propelled the Cards to a 2-1 win over the Reds to complete a three-game sweep.
What's more, Carpenter has seven consecutive multihit games with at least one extra-base hit, which is the longest such streak since 1991, when Paul Molitor did the same for the Brewers, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.