MILWAUKEE (AP) - Albert Pujols hit two home runs for a majors-leading 47 and Adam Wainwright picked up his 18th win with seven scoreless innings in the St. Louis Cardinals' 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday.
Wainwright struck out six and scattered five hits to become the first pitcher this season to 18 wins and Pujols powered the offense with his homers in the fifth and seventh innings to complete a three-game sweep of the Brewers.
But St. Louis got a scare when Matt Holliday tumbled running out a grounder in the third and left with a bruised left knee.
The Cardinals have won 25 of their last 31 overall, and are well on their way to a fourth NL Central title in six years behind Pujols, Holliday, Wainwright (18-7) and Chris Carpenter.
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