The Cardinals buried the Expos with a quick start on Wednesday. The Redbirds put a seven-spot on the board in the first inning, en route to an 11-1 win over Montreal. Mike Matheny and Edgar Renteria each drove in three runs for St. Louis, which knocked Montreal starter Claudio Vargas out of the game after he gave up seven runs while recording just one out. Renteria also hit his 11th home run of the season. Rookie Dan Haren improved his record to 2-2. He threw four-hit, shutout baseball over seven innings.