St. Louis Cardinals Lose Their 5th Straight

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.

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