Cardinals slide into game 3, power past Brewers 12-3

Cardinals slide into game 3, power past Brewers 12-3

Cardinals slide into game 3, power past Brewers 12-3

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by Chris Jenkins

The Associated Press

Posted on October 10, 2011 at 10:42 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 11 at 6:49 AM

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Albert Pujols had one of the biggest postseason nights of his career in Game 2 of the NL championship series, going 4 for 5 with a home run, three doubles and five RBIs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 12-3 on Monday.

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Pujols belted a two-run homer in the first, a two-run double in the third and an RBI double in the fifth, then added another double in the seventh. The crowd cheered sarcastically when the Brewers finally retired him in the eighth.
  
His big hits came one night after Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder bashed the Brewers to a 9-6, come-from-behind victory in Game 1.
  
The series now shifts to St. Louis, where Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter will face Brewers right-hander Yovani Gallardo on Wednesday night.


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