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MILWAUKEE (AP) Carlos Beltran and Allen Craig hit towering home runs in St. Louis' six-run second inning, and the Cardinals held off the Milwaukee Brewers 8-6 on Wednesday. Matt Holliday also homered and Shane Robinson had three hits for the Cardinals, who have a slight lead over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL Central race. After taking a one-run lead in the first inning on a double by Craig, the Cardinals went ahead 7-0 in the second off Brewers starter Tom Gorzelanny (3-5). Starting pitcher Jake Westbrook hit a bases-loaded double into the left-center field gap that scored two runs. He entered the game hitting only .167 with two RBIs this season. Following Matt Carpenter's sacrifice fly, Beltran launched a two-run shot that caromed off the center-field scoreboard. With two out, Craig hit a solo homer to right-center. The Brewers cut into the lead in the third on a three-run homer by Aramis Ramirez, and then added two runs in the fifth. Juan Francisco broke out of an 0-for-1...
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