Pujols, Carpenter lead Cardinals to 2-1 win over Marlins - KMOV.com

Pujols, Carpenter lead Cardinals to 2-1 win over Marlins

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St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday (7) beats the throw to Florida Marlins second baseman Alfredo Amezaga, left, in the third inning during a baseball game in Miami, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) By Lynne Sladky St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday (7) beats the throw to Florida Marlins second baseman Alfredo Amezaga, left, in the third inning during a baseball game in Miami, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) By Lynne Sladky
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter (29) throws in the second inning during a baseball game against the Florida Marlins in Miami, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) By Lynne Sladky St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter (29) throws in the second inning during a baseball game against the Florida Marlins in Miami, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) By Lynne Sladky

MIAMI (AP) -- Albert Pujols hit a two-run homer in the first inning, then Chris Carpenter and the St. Louis bullpen made it stand up Saturday night in a 2-1 win over the Florida Marlins.

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Carpenter (7-8) gave five hits over 6 2-3 innings as the Cardinals won for the fourth time in five games.

Fernando Salas, the fifth Cardinals pitcher, worked a scoreless ninth for his 21st save in 24 chances.

Daniel Descalso had three hits for the Cardinals. Sluggers Matt Holliday, Lance Berkman and Pujols each had an extra-base hit, giving the trio 10 in the first three games of the series.

 

 

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