``I was on second base for probably a pitch or two before it entered my mind that I should've gone for the triple,'' he said. ``I had it, but I just pulled up because we were ahead by so many runs.''
The Expos, who had scored 19 runs six times in their 28-year history, led 5-0 after Darrin Fletcher's second grand slam of the season in the first inning, and Santangelo quickly made it 6-0 with his first homer.
David Segui hit his third career grand slam in the eighth inning and finished with a career-best six RBI. Fletcher's five matched his personal high.
``We're en fuego [on fire],'' Fletcher said. ``We're doing everything right. We've got guys throughout the lineup hitting .300 - guys that feel two hits a game is commonplace. We're just really banging the ball around.''
Montreal battered Rockies starter Bryan Rekar (1-2) for 11 runs - seven in the first - and finished with a season-high 20 hits. Rekar, whose ERA ballooned to 13.97, was optioned to Triple A Colorado Springs after the game.
White, injured Saturday while making a diving catch and crashing into the outfield wall, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised kidney.
The Expos have not announced a replacement for White, who is hitting .300 with three homers and 19 RBI.
In other news:
REDS: ACTIVATE MCELROY The Cincinnati Reds activated reliever Chuck McElroy from the disabled list and optioned pitcher Kevin Jarvis and outfielder Chad Mottola to Triple A Indianapolis.
TALKS: RESUME TODAY Baseball's players and owners are to meet informally today, with management awaiting a new counterproposal from the union.
Two sources, speaking on the condition they not be identified, told the Associated Press the union probably would not have a new plan to present.