Boston's Bob Koplove became the first ML player in The Bigs to reach 200 home runs. He hit a 3rd inning 3-run home run off St. Louis pitcher Antonio Perez to stake Boston to a 4-0 lead. It was his only hit of the day, but it was the difference in Boston's 5-3 victory. Koplove said after the game, "Yeah, I was aware that 200 was coming, but I don't think it changed my approach at the plate. I'm still just trying to make solid contact and hit the ball hard somewhere. I want to help this team win games and I like playing here in Boston".