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Cardinals tame Brewers 4-3, take lead in NLCS series

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St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Lance Lynn throws during the seventh inning of Game 3 of baseball's National League championship series against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) By Matt Slocum St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Lance Lynn throws during the seventh inning of Game 3 of baseball's National League championship series against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) By Matt Slocum
Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins throws during the sixth inning of Game 3 of baseball's National League championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) By Matt Slocum Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins throws during the sixth inning of Game 3 of baseball's National League championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) By Matt Slocum
St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina reacts after flying out during the fifth inning of Game 3 of baseball's National League championship series against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina reacts after flying out during the fifth inning of Game 3 of baseball's National League championship series against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Albert Pujols hit an RBI double during a four-run first inning and the St. Louis bullpen bailed out Chris Carpenter as the Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 Wednesday night for a 2-1 edge in the NL championship series.

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In a matchup of aces, neither Carpenter nor 17-game Yovani Gallardo made it past the fifth. The one-run lead Carpenter handed over was just enough, as four relievers combined for four perfect innings.
  
Kyle Lohse, pitching on 12 days' rest, starts Game 4 Thursday for the wild-card Cardinals against Randy Wolf.

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