Braves Slam Weaver in Cardinal Debut
The Cardinals countered with solo home run by Jim Edmonds in the bottom of the fourth, but the Braves came back with four runs in the fifth to put the game away, 10-1. Three runs in the sixth, and two eighth-inning solo homers by Adam LaRoche and pitcher Jorge Sosa gave the Braves their final runs.
Albert Pujols drove in his 83rd run of the season with a sixth-inning double, and Chris Duncan performed his best Pujols imitation in the seventh inning with another RBI double.
Horacio Ramirez pitched five innings for the Braves, allowing one run on two hits, recording his fifth win. Weaver's loss was his 11th of the season.
The two teams meet again Tuesday night, as Jason Marquis of the Cardinals faces the Braves' Tim Hudson.