Jim Edmonds, Edgar Renteria, and Fernando Vina drove in two runs apiece as the Cardinals beat the Angels 7-2. Edmonds and Renteria hit two-run homers. Darryl Kile was the winner improving to 5-4. The win combined with Cincinatti’s 8-1 loss to Seattle puts the Cardinals atop the N.L. Central by a game….Tony La Russa has turned down an offer to be an assistant on the National League All-Star game. He says he wants to spend the time with his family.