Final

Series: Game 3 of 3

St. Louis won 2-1

Game 1: Friday, August 16
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Philadelphia 4
Game 2: Saturday, August 17
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Philadelphia 1
Game 3: Sunday, August 18
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Philadelphia 1

Cardinals 5

(68-53, 32-31 away)

Phillies 1

(59-64, 33-31 home)

    1:35 PM ET, August 18, 2002

    Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

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    W: M. Morris (15-7)

    L: V. Padilla (12-8)

    Phillies' offense muted in sellout at the Vet

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Even though he didn't play, Scott Rolen made sure to step on the field in honor of a friend.

    Rolen sat out the St. Louis Cardinals' 5-1 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday with a sore left shoulder, but still made a brief appearance during the pregame tribute to longtime Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas.

    "I had to show my respect to Harry,'' Rolen said. "He's a special man who has been a big part of my life.''

    Rolen, traded from the Phillies to St. Louis on July 29, shook Kalas' hand amid some boos from the crowd of 58,493. He appeared to be happy that his first trip back to Philadelphia was over.

    "A lot of people made a big deal about this weekend, I didn't think it was that big,'' Rolen said. "Baseball was drowned out a bit. I'm looking forward to getting back to just baseball in St. Louis.''

    The first sellout crowd of the season at Veterans Stadium did not get another chance to boo Rolen. Fans did get dual bobblehead dolls featuring Kalas and fellow Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn.

    Edgar Renteria provided the offensive punch for the Cardinals with his first career grand slam. Matt Morris pitched eight sharp innings.

    The NL Central-leading Cardinals, who finished their road trip 6-1, broke up a scoreless game in the sixth against Vicente Padilla (12-8).

    J.D. Drew led off with a single and Jim Edmonds reached base when his potential double-play grounder rolled underneath first baseman Travis Lee's glove for an error.

    "We caught a break when an outstanding fielding first baseman let one get under his glove,'' manager Tony La Russa said.

    Albert Pujols delivered an RBI single, and Tino Martinez loaded the bases with a single. Renteria, who had struck out the previous two at-bats, hit a drive into the right-field bullpen for his ninth homer of the season.

    "I was just trying to do my job and get a ball to the outfield,'' said Renteria, who had 3,621 career at-bats before hitting his first career grand slam.

    "It's tough to pull the ball on Padilla, so I was looking to take it the other way.''

    Morris (15-7) scattered eight hits en route to his third consecutive win. He walked none and struck out six.

    "Morris is a tough pitcher who keeps you off-balance and throws hard,'' Phillies catcher Mike Lieberthal said. "It's always tough to score off of him.''

    The Phillies, who scored 12 runs in three wins over Milwaukee to start the homestand, managed just six against the Cardinals in the series.

    "They completely shut us down,'' manager Larry Bowa said. "All of our runs were on home runs. We couldn't put anything together.''

    Morris allowed four hits in the first two innings, but worked out of a pair of first-and-second jams. He retired 16 of the next 19 hitters before Bobby Abreu ended the shutout bid in the eighth with his 13th homer of the season.

    "My sinker was working and I was able to get outs quickly after the first couple of innings,'' Morris said.

    Renteria batted with the bases loaded again in the seventh and flied out to the warning track in left field off reliever Rheal Cormier.

    Padilla, who took an NL-best 1.91 home ERA into the game, allowed five runs and six hits in six innings.

    The Cardinals threatened in the third when they loaded the bases with one out. Padilla avoided major damage, striking out Edmonds and getting Pujols to fly out to left, where Pat Burrell made a nifty sliding catch.

    Game notes


    Renteria leads all NL shortstops with 61 RBI. ... Morris hasn't issued a walk in three of his last four starts. ... The Cardinals have hit five grand slams this season. ... The start of the game was delayed 34 minutes because of ceremonies for Kalas.

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