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Big Red(bird) Machine

The Cardinals have scored three runs in two games, but it's been good enough to beat the Marlins twice.

Originally Published: August 12, 2004
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

Big Series: St. Louis (74-38) at Florida (55-57).

Big Finish: The St. Louis Cardinals have just about crushed the Florida Marlins' hopes of defending their world championship, and there is something fitting in that. The Cardinals are arguably the majors' best team, brandishing the best record and playing the best baseball and riding a seven-game winning streak after shutting out the Marlins on Wednesday, 1-0. Florida is now nine games out in the NL East -- for them, the first-place ...

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