Taguchi had one run and two hits; Juan Encarnacion had one run, two hits and knocked in one run as did Scott Spiezio; and starter Sydney Ponson had a hit and an RBI for the Cardinals (20-12), who have followed a four-game slide with three straight victories.
Ponson was lifted after the third inning because of elbow discomfort. The winner was Josh Hancock (1-0).
Losing pitcher Scott Olsen (1-2) was tagged for seven runs and six hits in 3 2/3 innings.
The last time St. Louis swept Florida was May 2000.
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