With a spartan midday crowd of 10,075 on hand at Pro Player Stadium, the 13-12 Florida Marlins played host to the 10-12 St. Louis Cardinals. Marlins starter. Brad Penny started and earned a quality start with 6 2/3 innings of work and two earned runs given up. He allowed three in total, on eight hits and a walk without striking out any batters.
The Redbirds got to Penny early, scoring twice in the top of the first on an Albert Pujols sacrifice fly and an RBI-double from Scott Rolen.
Juan Pierre halved St. Louis’ lead in the third inning, driving in Todd Hollandsworth on an RBI-groundout.