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Cards Top Reds, Volquez

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jake Westbrook threw six innings of three-hit

ball in his first career start on three days' rest and Yadier

Molina hit a three-run homer in the sixth off a tiring Edinson

Volquez in the St. Louis Cardinals' 3-0 victory Sunday night.

The outing was the longest of the season for Westbrook (2-2),

who entered with a 9.82 ERA and was strafed for seven runs in three

innings Wednesday against the Nationals. The early hook after 68

pitches perhaps allowed Westbrook to rebound and help the Cardinals

take two of three, break a tie with Cincinnati for first place in

the NL Central and go to 11-0-1 in home series against the Reds

since 2006.

Albert Pujols was removed for precautionary reasons after seven

innings with mild tightness in right hamstring.

 

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