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High-water marks hit Florida
Pujols hits century mark
Albert Pujols collected three extra-base hits, including an RBI triple in a four-run fifth that gave him 100 RBIs for the fifth consecutive season. David Eckstein and Hector Luna also had three hits apiece, part of a 15-hit Cardinal attack, and each homered off Jason Vargas.
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Cardinals 10, Marlins 5
David Eckstein follows through on his solo home run in the third inning. (Alan Diaz/AP)
Series at a glance:
Hermida hits historic slam
Jeremy Hermida became the first player in 107 years to belt a grand slam in his first Major League at-bat. His homer got Florida on the board in the seventh, and Juan Encarnacion added a solo shot in the eighth. Jason Vargas allowed a career-high seven runs.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 31, 2005
STL
St. Louis (85-49)
Won 1
St. Louis 10, Florida 5   FLA
Florida (70-63)
Lost 1
August 31, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 0 2 1 4 0 3 0 0   10 15 3
Florida
0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0   5 8 1
Standings through 8/31/05  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals Stats  |  Marlins Stats
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS5133001.283
Taguchi, CF5120012.295
Pujols, 1B5231021.332
Molina, C4012003.253
Grudzielanek, 2B5110003.301
Seabol, LF3110000.209
Mabry, LF1100100.259
Luna, RF5333010.301
Nunez, 3B5011012.294
Suppan, P1000000.170
a-Marquis, PH1000000.351
Thompson, P1000012.167
Reyes, Al, P0000000.000
King, P0000000.000
Isringhausen, P0000000.000
Totals411015101614 

a-Grounded out for Suppan in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Pujols 2 (33, Vargas, Moehler), Molina (14, Vargas), Luna (5, Moehler).
3B: Luna (2, Vargas), Pujols (2, Vargas).
HR: Eckstein (7, 3rd inning off Vargas, 0 on, 1 out), Luna (1, 5th inning off Vargas, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Eckstein 6; Taguchi 2; Pujols 7; Molina 2; Grudzielanek; Seabol; Luna 9; Nunez.
RBI: Eckstein 3 (53), Molina 2 (40), Nunez (40), Pujols (100), Luna 3 (9).
2-out RBI: Molina; Luna 2; Eckstein 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Grudzielanek 2; Eckstein; Molina 2; Taguchi.
S: Suppan.
SF: Molina.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Molina (6, pickoff), Grudzielanek (6, missed catch), Nunez (9, fielding).
DP: (Eckstein-Grudzielanek-Pujols).

 
FloridaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF5020002.267
Castillo, 2B5000002.297
Cabrera, LF4010000.331
Messenger, P0000000.500
Villone, P0000000.000
d-Aguila, PH1000000.206
Delgado, 1B4000122.290
Encarnacion, RF4111022.297
Lowell, 3B3100101.236
Gonzalez, SS2110111.263
Easley, SS1010000.229
Treanor, C3100113.211
Vargas, P1000000.316
a-Harris, PH1010000.293
Moehler, P0000000.086
b-Hermida, PH-LF11140001.000
c-Conine, PH-LF1000012.307
Totals365854715 

a-Singled for Vargas in the 5th. b-Homered for Moehler in the 7th. c-Struck out for Hermida in the 8th. d-Reached on error for Villone in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Easley (16, Reyes, Al).
HR: Hermida (1, 7th inning off Reyes, Al, 3 on, 0 out), Encarnacion (16, 8th inning off Reyes, Al, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Pierre 2; Cabrera; Encarnacion 4; Gonzalez; Easley 2; Harris; Hermida 4.
RBI: Hermida 4 (4), Encarnacion (70).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Castillo; Pierre; Encarnacion; Conine; Delgado.
GIDP: Castillo.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Delgado (12, missed catch).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Suppan (W, 13-10)5.03002403.90
Thompson 1.02321002.96
Reyes, Al 1.23221122.58
King 0.20000103.00
Isringhausen 0.20000101.72
 
FloridaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Vargas (L, 5-2)5.010770224.15
Moehler 2.05331303.98
Messenger 1.00000104.37
Villone 1.00000003.29

Thompson pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.

Pitches-strikes: Suppan 91-61, Thompson 19-11, Reyes, Al 28-17, King 9-5, Isringhausen 18-12, Vargas 91-60, Moehler 42-30, Messenger 9-8, Villone 12-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Suppan 7-4, Thompson 3-0, Reyes, Al 1-3, King 0-1, Isringhausen 1-0, Vargas 5-8, Moehler 1-2, Messenger 1-1, Villone 2-1.
Batters faced: Suppan 19, Thompson 7, Reyes, Al 9, King 2, Isringhausen 3, Vargas 26, Moehler 12, Messenger 3, Villone 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Reyes, Al 3-3, King 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Alfonso Marquez. 1B: Chris Guccione. 2B: Rick Reed. 3B: Ted Barrett.
Weather: 87 degrees, clear.
Wind: 3 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:08 (:35 delay, 0).
Att: 20,656.

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