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Carpenter, Cards down D-Backs

Chris Carpenter whiffed seven batters over eight scoreless innings as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1 Friday night at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis won the game as -210 favorites, but the team’s played UNDER the posted over/under (7.5).

Albert Pujols hit two home runs and Nick Stavinoha belted a pinch-hit two-run homer for the Cardinals.

Jon Garland surrendered seven hits and two runs over six innings in a losing effort for the Diamondbacks.