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Cards Within Win Of Pennant, Beating Brewers 7-1

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St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Octavio Dotel reacts after getting Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun to strike out during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball's National League championship series Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Octavio Dotel reacts after getting Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun to strike out during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s National League championship series Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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ST. LOUIS (AP) – The bumbling Brewers made four errors that led to three unearned runs, and the St. Louis Cardinals survived a short start by Jaime Garcia to beat Milwaukee 7-1 Friday night to take a 3-2 lead in the NL championship series.

 

Yadier Molina and Matt Holliday had three hits each for St. Louis, which burst to a 3-0 lead in the second when Molina doubled in a run and third baseman Jerry Hairston Jr. allowed Garcia’s grounder to go through his legs. Holliday capped the scoring with a two-run single in the eighth.

 

Milwaukee’s infield nearly had a cycle of errors, with second baseman Rickie Weeks and shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt also committing miscues along with reliever Marco Estrada.

 

St. Louis can wrap up the best-of-seven series and its 18th NL pennant on Sunday in Milwaukee.

 

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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