Pujols fuels Game 2 win as Cards tie series

Posted: 11/10/2011 in Baseball, MLB
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Albert Pujols was a hitting machine Monday night in Milwaukee, going 4-for-5 with five RBI and three runs scored to help the Cardinals crush the Brewers, 12-3, in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series.
Pujols had a homer and three doubles for St. Louis, which bounced back from a 9-6 loss on Sunday.
Nick Punto added two runs batted in for the Cardinals, who are back in this round for the 10th time in team history and the first time since 2006 when they won the World Series.
St. Louis starter Edwin Jackson gave up two runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings. Lance Lynn (1-0) recorded the final two outs in the fifth to pick up the win.
Prince Fielder and Rickie Weeks homered for the NL Central-champion Brewers, who excelled at home during the regular season, setting a franchise record by going 57-24. Milwaukee went on to win all three games at home against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the NLDS before winning the first game of this best- of-seven series.
Shaun Marcum (0-2) allowed five runs on seven hits over four innings for Milwaukee, which is in a League Championship Series for the first time since 1982 when it beat the Angels in the ALCS before falling to St. Louis in the World Series.
Game 3 will take place in St. Louis on Wednesday at 8:05 p.m. (et). Yovani Gallardo of the Brewers will be opposed by Chris Carpenter.
– Steve
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