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Westbrook's slam lifts Cardinals over Brewers 8-3

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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.

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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.

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