MILWAUKEE (AP) – Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook hit a grand
slam to lead St. Louis to an 8-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers
on Wednesday night.
     Rafael Furcal and Albert Pujols added solo homers as the
Cardinals won their fifth in six games to cut the first-place
Brewers’ lead to 8 1/2 games in the NL Central.
     The win guaranteed Milwaukee will lose its first series at home
since Arizona took two of three at Miller Park July 4-6.
     Furcal led off the game with a blast and Pujols followed two
batters later with his NL-leading 32nd homer. Westbrook (11-7)
tossed five innings, and his slam in the fourth gave St. Louis a
6-2 lead.
     Brewers starter Randy Wolf (11-9) couldn’t escape trouble in the
fourth with the game tied at 2 after hitting the first two batters
of the inning.