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Pujols, Carpenter Lead Cards to Victory Over Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina each drove in a pair of runs, Chris Carpenter pitched into the seventh inning and the St. Louis Cardinals rolled to a 7-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday.

Ryan Ludwick hit a two-run homer and Colby Rasmus also drove in a run for the Cardinals, who knocked Cubs starter Randy Wells (3-3) from the game after only 16 pitches.

Wells allowed five runs on six hits without retiring a batter, and St. Louis sent nine batters to the plate before reliever James Russell finally got out of the inning.

Carpenter (6-1) fared much better on the mound for St. Louis, scattering seven hits over 6 2-3 innings with five strikeouts and one walk. The only run he allowed came on Tyler Colvin's pinch-hit homer in the fifth, the first of his career.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Hear the Cardinals and Cubs play game two of that series Saturday beginning at 2:27pm on AM 1400 WGIL.
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