The Cardinals demolished the Braves in St. Louis tonight by an 18-3 margin. The Cardinals had 26 hits, including four each by Yadier Molina and Cesar Izturis.
The last team to get at least 26 hits in a game was Texas, which picked up 29 hits in its 30-3 whipping of the Orioles on this same date last year.
Joel Pineiro got a save as he pitched the last 3 innings of the game. The 15 run margin for the save was the biggest for a Cardinals pitcher since the save rule was instituted in 1969. The previous best was a 12-run margin saved by Dan Quisenberry back on July 6, 1989 in a 14-2 Cardinals win over the Dodgers.