The Reds sixth straight loss last night provided a chance for the Cardinals to increase their small lead in the NL Central Division race. Thanks to Scott Rolen’s three doubles and Preston Wilson’s three RBIs, the gap between the Redbirds and Cincinnati grew to four and a half games after St. Louis’ 13-6 win.
Jason Marquis worked five innings to pick up his 14th victory on the season. He allowed Florida to take an early 2-0 advantage, but the Cardinals went on to score one run in the third inning, four in the fourth, two in the fifth, one in the sixth and five in the seventh.
St. Louis racked up 20 hits total, three of which came off the bats of both Rolen and Juan Encarnacion. Albert Pujols added his 39th homer of the season in the fifth inning.
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