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Delgado's pair trumps Cards
Cards toppled by Marlins
St. Louis came back from four runs down, but its lead was taken away when Carlos Delgado tripled off Ray King in the eighth. Mark Grudzielanek, who gave the Cards the lead with an RBI fielder's choice, tied the game in the sixth with a three-run homer.
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Marlins 7, Cardinals 6
Carlos Delgado reaches out to hit a two-run triple on an 0-2 pitch in the eighth. (Alan Diaz/AP)
Series at a glance:
Delgado delivers late
Carlos Delgado erased a late one-run deficit with a two-run triple in the eighth, and Juan Encarnacion added a sac fly to help the Marlins move into a tie for the Wild Card lead. Miguel Cabrera, who scored the go-ahead run, hit his 28th homer in the third.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 30, 2005
DET
CLE
PPD
STL
St. Louis (84-49)
Lost 1
Florida 7, St. Louis 6   FLA
Florida (70-62)
Won 1
August 30, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 1   6 7 1
Florida
0 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 X   7 10 1
Standings through 8/30/05  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals Stats  |  Marlins Stats
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS5010001.280
Walker, RF5110012.275
Pujols, 1B2200222.329
Edmonds, CF3010102.266
Rodriguez, LF3111111.295
Taguchi, LF0000000.294
Grudzielanek, 2B4114003.302
Nunez, 3B4000013.295
Molina, C4010000.253
Morris, P2000020.082
King, P0000000.000
Tavarez, P0000000.000
Flores, P0000000.000
a-Mabry, PH1111000.260
Totals336764714 

a-Homered for Flores in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Molina (13, Valdez).
HR: Grudzielanek (8, 6th inning off Valdez, 2 on, 2 out), Mabry (8, 9th inning off Jones, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Eckstein; Walker; Edmonds; Rodriguez; Grudzielanek 4; Molina 2; Mabry 4.
RBI: Rodriguez (18), Grudzielanek 4 (52), Mabry (31).
2-out RBI: Grudzielanek 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Edmonds; Walker; Nunez 2.
S: Morris.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pujols 2 (13, 2nd base off Mota/Treanor, 3rd base off Mota/Treanor), Edmonds (4, 2nd base off Mota/Treanor), Eckstein (10, 2nd base off Valdez/Treanor), Rodriguez (2, 2nd base off Valdez/Treanor).

FIELDING
E: Nunez (8, fielding).
DP: (Grudzielanek-Eckstein-Pujols).

 
FloridaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF4120001.265
Castillo, 2B4220001.301
Cabrera, LF4223010.332
Delgado, 1B4012000.293
1-Aguila, PR0100000.210
Jones, P0000000.500
Encarnacion, RF3001000.298
Lowell, 3B3110110.238
Gonzalez, SS4010001.262
Treanor, C3011000.217
a-Lo Duca, PH-C1000001.301
Valdez, P2000002.250
Mota, P1000010.000
Conine, 1B0000000.308
Totals337107136 

a-Flied out for Treanor in the 8th.
1-Ran for Delgado in the 8th.

BATTING
3B: Delgado (2, King).
HR: Cabrera (28, 3rd inning off Morris, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Pierre 2; Castillo 2; Cabrera 5; Delgado 3; Lowell; Gonzalez; Treanor.
RBI: Treanor (10), Cabrera 3 (94), Delgado 2 (95), Encarnacion (69).
2-out RBI: Treanor.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Valdez.
SF: Encarnacion.
GIDP: Castillo.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Treanor (2, throw).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Morris (L, 14-6)7.09660313.91
King (BS, 2)0.01110003.06
Tavarez 0.10001002.75
Flores 0.20000003.75
 
FloridaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Valdez 6.06441514.36
Mota (W, 2-2)2.00113204.25
Jones (S, 32)1.01110011.20

Morris pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.
King pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

IBB: Rodriguez (by Mota).
Pitches-strikes: Morris 95-68, King 4-4, Tavarez 8-3, Flores 7-3, Valdez 88-59, Mota 33-15, Jones 22-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Morris 7-11, King 0-0, Tavarez 0-1, Flores 0-2, Valdez 9-4, Mota 3-1, Jones 2-1.
Batters faced: Morris 30, King 1, Tavarez 2, Flores 2, Valdez 25, Mota 9, Jones 4.
Inherited runners-scored: King 2-2, Tavarez 1-1, Flores 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ted Barrett. 1B: Alfonso Marquez. 2B: Chris Guccione. 3B: Rick Reed.
Weather: 82 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, R to L.
T: 2:23.
Att: 20,073.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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