On may 11 Cardinals manager Tony La Russa moved Ray Lankford out of the cleanup spot and into the two hole to try to jump-start his bat. The move worked out well enough for Lankford, who hit .316 batting second, but things weren't as peachy for Mark McGwire, who bats third for St. Louis. With Brian Jordan hitting behind him instead of Lankford, McGwire fell into a slump similar to the 5-for-27 skid he suffered batting in front of Jordan earlier in the season. Last Saturday, La Russa wisely returned Lankford to cleanup, behind McGwire, who proceeded to go 3 for 4 with two homers. The next day Big Mac went yard for the 16th time in the 27 games Lankford—his lucky charm—had hit fourth. McGwire had seven homers in 17 games hitting in front of Jordan.