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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Edwin Jackson pitched seven solid innings and singled home the go-ahead run to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Tuesday night.

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Despite the win, the Cardinals still are 9 1/2 games behind the Brewers in the NL Central with have 27 games remaining.

Jackson (4-2) scattered six hits and kept Milwaukee scoreless until Corey Hart and Nyjer Morgan hit consecutive doubles to open the sixth, pulling the Brewers within 2-1. Morgan was stranded, though, as the right-hander retired Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder and Casey McGehee in order.

Marc Rzepczynski walked Fielder to open the ninth, and Fernando Salas replaced him and walked McGehee. Salas, though, recorded the final three outs for his 23rd save in 28 chances.

Milwaukee starter Shawn Marcum (11-5) lost his second consecutive start.

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