Cards Spill Brewers
Yadier Molina put the Cards up 2-1 with a fourth-inning RBI single. Albert Pujols added an RBI groundout in the fifth, and pitcher Jeff Weaver doubled in a run in the sixth. Weaver pitched six innings, giving up two runs on five hits, and striking out four. Ben Sheets also pitched six for the Brewers, striking out 10, but allowing four runs on 10 hits.
St. Louis sent 11 men to the plate in the seventh and exploded for six runs to put the game out of reach for Milwaukee. The win reduced the Cards' magic number to six for clinching their third straight National League Central Division title.
The Redbirds and Brew Crew square off again Wednesday in the rubber game of the series. Jeff Suppan pitches for the Cards against Carlos Villanueva.