St. Louis Cardinals defeat Philadelphia Phillies, 8-1

PHILADELPHIA - Cardinals manager Tony La Russa surveyed his lineup Friday, packed at the top with three players he didn't have a month ago, and said it offered the kind of depth the team has needed to stir its offense.

He used Philadelphia's stocked lineup as an example.

Then the Cardinals used Philadelphia as a display.

Led by the newest of Cardinals, outfielder Matt Holliday, and his career high-tying four hits, the new-look Cardinals thumped the defending World...