ST. LOUIS (AP) - Rookie Madison Bumgarner pitched into the
eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants got home runs from Pablo
Sandoval and Aubrey Huff, sending the St. Louis Cardinals to their
season-worst fifth straight loss with a 6-3 victory on Friday
Albert Pujols hit his 398th career homer for the Cardinals, who
led the NL Central by a game after a dramatic sweep of the Reds on
Aug. 11, but have dropped five of six since then and began the
night 3½ games behind Cincinnati. Pedro Feliz singled and scored
twice and handled two chances at third base in his debut with St.
Buster Posey doubled twice with an RBI off Jake Westbrook (1-1)
for the Giants, who have won two straight after dropping four of
the previous five to stay in the thick of the wild card picture.