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Cardinals fly past Cubs

Albert Pujols hit a home run and drove in four runs on Friday to help lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 9-3 win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday.

The Cardinals won this game as -205 favorites at home. The game’s combined 12 runs went OVER the posted total (9).

Jim Edmonds hit a two-run homer and David Eckstein went 3-for-5 with a RBI in the victory. Michael Barrett hit a three-run homer for the Cubs.

Mark Mulder collected the victory for St. Louis, allowing just three runs on five hits in eight innings of work. Jerome Williams was pegged with the loss, getting rocked for seven runs in only 1 1-3 innings of work for the Cubs.