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MLB: St. Louis 8, Florida 4

Aug. 7, 2011 at 6:38 PM   |   Comments

MIAMI, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Albert Pujols homered and Matt Holliday added three RBI Sunday, propelling the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-4 victory and a sweep over Florida.

Pujols scored three times and Holliday delivered a pair of run-scoring singles for the Cards, who shook off a steady rain to finish up their first-ever four-game sweep of the Marlins in Florida.

The four-gamer also was the first such road sweep for St. Louis since 2004.

Ryan Theriot drove in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning RBI single off Burke Badenhop after Mike Dunn (5-6) had allowed a pair of runners to reach with one out.

Mitchell Boggs (2-3) earned the victory despite allowing Florida to tie the game in the sixth on Bryan Petersen's pinch-hit two-run homer.

Cards starter Jamie Garcia went five innings, allowing two runs on six hits.

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