QUESTION: Who homered for St. Louis and who took the loss for San Diego when Cardinals rookie Bud Smith threw his no-hitter on this date in 2001?


ANSWER: Rookie left fielder Albert Pujols hit a two-run homer off the Padres' Bobby Jones in the first inning for his 32nd blast of the season. St. Louis also got an unearned run and an RBI double from Placido Polanco in the 4-0 win at San Diego. Smith threw 134 pitches and issued four walks.

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