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|Pujols Homers and Cardinals Power Past Cubs 6-2
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Albert Pujols hit his 31st home run and Yadier Molina homered twice as the St. Louis cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 6-2 on Sunday night.
Pujols had four hits and took the National League lead in homers. Matt Holliday added three. John Jay homered, doubled and scored twice for St. Louis.
Jake Westbrook (10-7) held the Cubs to seven hits and two runs in seven innings, beating Chicago for the first time in three starts this season as the Cardinals salvaged the last game of a three-game series.
Jason Motte and Fernando Salas finished off the Cubs with two perfect innings.
Rodrigo Lopez (4-4) took the loss, allowing four homers and five runs in 5 1-3 innings.
Aramis Ramirez had two hits and drove in both of Chicago's runs.
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