The Cardinals pounded out 14 hits, including four home runs, as they closed out a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds with a 10-0 win on Wednesday afternoon at Busch Stadium.

Jake Westbrook allowed just five hits in pitching the fourth shutout of his career, and his first since August 2006. He hasn't allowed an earned run in two starts this season.

"What a great day for him. That's a couple real strong outings to base what this season should look like for him," manager Mike Matheny said.

"It always means a lot when you can finish what you started," said Westbrook.

Jon Jay, Matt Carpenter, Carlos Beltran and Matt Adams homered for the Cardinals, who were held scoreless in the first four innings before teeing off on Reds starter Homer Bailey in the fifth and sixth.

"Today, you couldn't ask for anything more, all around," Matheny said. "Jake was terrific and the guys jumped on and had some good at-bats. It was fun to watch."

With two out in the fifth, the Cardinals had just two hits off Bailey, who had gone 23 2/3 innings without allowing a run dating back to last season.

Jay started things with a home run that just hit the railing above the fence in right-center field. Carpenter followed with a single and he scored on a double into the left-field corner by Matt Holliday. Beltran hit his first home of the season to make it 4-0.

In the sixth, David Freese led off with a single and scored on Adams' homer, his second in four at-bats. Pete Kozma smashed a double off Bailey's leg, with the ball rolling into shallow left field. Bailey came out of the game for reliever Logan Ondrusek, who retired Westbrook and Jay before giving up a two-run homer to Carpenter that made it 8-0.