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    ST. LOUIS, MO - JUNE 2: Aubrey Huff #17 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two-run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on June 2, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

    Aubrey Huff hit three home runs and matched his career best with six RBIs and the San Francisco Giants hammered a pair of rookie pitchers making their major league debuts in a 12-7 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.

    Huff, who entered the game batting .219, hit two-run homers in the fourth and ninth and a solo shot in the seventh. He also had an RBI single in the sixth.

    Huff raised his average 14 points while leading the surge for the Giants, who set a season high for runs.

    Huff has four homers and seven RBIs the last two games after totaling four RBIs the previous 16 games.

    Freddy Sanchez added a homer and four RBIs for San Francisco.

    Colby Rasmus hit his second career grand slam and had a career-best six RBIs for St. Louis.

    Friday the Giants open a 10-game homestand with a series opener against Colorado.