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|Marlins Lifted Past Cardinals
|MIAMI (AP) -- Chris Volstad threw a five-hitter for his second career shutout, Brad Davis hit a grand slam off Chris Carpenter and the Florida Marlins dealt St. Louis' dimming playoff hopes a blow by beating the Cardinals 4-0 on Monday.
The loss dropped St. Louis 6 games behind Cincinnati in the NL Central. The Reds played later at Milwaukee.
Davis' first career slam came in the second inning, the first surrendered by Carpenter (15-8) in 3,699 at-bats since June 12, 2004.
Volstad (10-9) struck out three for the Marlins, who lost the first six games of their current homestand. Monday's game was a makeup following a rainout on Aug. 8, and the teams needed only 1 hour, 52 minutes to finish.
His other shutout was July 8, 2009 at San Francisco.
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