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St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina watches his two run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching) By Jim Prisching St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina watches his two run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching) By Jim Prisching
St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols, left, rounds the bases after his solo home run as the Chicago Cubs' pitcher Rodrigo Lopez reacts during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching) By Jim Prisching St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols, left, rounds the bases after his solo home run as the Chicago Cubs' pitcher Rodrigo Lopez reacts during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching) By Jim Prisching
St. Louis Cardinals' pitcher Jake Westbrook pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching) By Jim Prisching St. Louis Cardinals' pitcher Jake Westbrook pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching) By Jim Prisching
Chicago Cubs' pitcher Rodrigo Lopez pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching) By Jim Prisching Chicago Cubs' pitcher Rodrigo Lopez pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching) By Jim Prisching
Chicago Cubs'  catcher Geovany Soto, left, looks on as the St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols celebrates his solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching) By Jim Prisching Chicago Cubs' catcher Geovany Soto, left, looks on as the St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols celebrates his solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching) By Jim Prisching

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.

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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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