Final

Series: Game 1 of 3

St. Louis leads 1-0 (as of 8/29)

Game 1: Monday, August 29
St. Louis6Final
Florida1
Game 2: Tuesday, August 30
St. Louis6Final
Florida7
Game 3: Wednesday, August 31
St. Louis10Final
Florida5

Cardinals 6

(84-48, 43-23 away)

Marlins 1

(69-62, 38-29 home)

7:05 PM ET, August 29, 2005

Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida 

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STL 011310000 6 10 0
FLA 000100000 1 8 1

W: C. Carpenter (19-4)

L: A. Burnett (12-8)

Carpenter goes for 19th win vs. Burnett, Marlins

St Louis (83-48) at Florida (69-61), 7:05 pm EDT

MIAMI (Ticker) -- Two of the hottest pitchers in baseball square off Monday when Chris Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals faces A.J. Burnett of the Florida Marlins in the opening contest of a three-game series.

Carpenter (18-4, 2.34 ERA) has posted a sensational 10-0 mark with a 1.41 ERA in his last 13 starts and can become the majors' first 19-game winner and move one step closer to his first 20-win season. He allowed three runs in eight innings last Wednesday in an 8-3 win at Pittsburgh to continue his impressive case for his first career Cy Young Award.

The righthander dominated Florida on August 2, yielding just one run and three hits in a 3-1 victory. He owns a 2-2 career mark against the Marlins.

Florida counters with Burnett (12-7, 2.90), who is 7-1 with a 1.40 ERA in his last eight starts. The hard-throwing righthander took the loss Wednesday at Milwaukee, allowing six runs, but only two earned, in six innings.

In seven career starts against St. Louis, Burnett is 4-2 with a 2.50 ERA. He has faced the Cardinals once this season, picking up the win August 4, allowing three runs in 7 2/3 innings.

The Marlins are coming off a 14-3 loss in the finale of their three-game series with the Chicago Cubs.

St. Louis took two of three vs. Washington this past weekend, including a 6-0 victory Sunday.

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Gameday Matchup

 St. LouisFlorida
W-L100-6283-79
Night67-3659-58
Grass96-6080-79
Current StreakW3W3
Last 105-54-6

Pitching Matchup

St. LouisFlorida
C. Carpenter
21-5, 2.83 ERA

Last Game:
9/28 vs HOU
6.0 IP, 5 ER
Dec = ND
A. Burnett
12-12, 3.44 ERA

Last Game:
9/25 at ATL
6.0 IP, 4 ER
Dec = Loss

Gameday Lineups

NO.St. LouisFlorida
1. D. Eckstein, SS J. Pierre, CF
2. L. Walker, RF L. Castillo, 2B
3. A. Pujols, 1B M. Cabrera, 3B
4. J. Edmonds, CF C. Delgado, 1B
5. J. Rodriguez, LF J. Encarnacion, RF
6. J. Mabry, 3B J. Conine, LF
7. Y. Molina, C A. Gonzalez, SS
8. A. Nunez, 3B M. Treanor, C
9. C. Carpenter, P A. Burnett, P