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MLB: St. Louis 12, Milwaukee 3

Oct. 11, 2011 at 12:05 AM
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MILWAUKEE, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Albert Pujols homered and drove in five runs Monday, powering St. Louis to a 12-3 rout of Milwaukee and knotting the NL Championship Series at 1-1.

Pujols blasted a two-run shot in the first inning to set the tone, adding a two-run double in the third and another run-scoring two-bagger in the fifth for Cardinals, who banged out 17 hits.

David Freese went deep for the second straight game with a solo shot while Nick Punto went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI as St. Louis rebounded from a 9-6 loss in Game 1.

Edwin Jackson started and surrendered two runs over 4 1/3 innings while Lance Lynn (1-0) picked up the victory after working out of a two-on, one-out jam in the fifth.

Milwaukee's Shawn Marcum (0-1) was roughed up for five runs -- all driven in by Pujols -- on seven hits over four frames.

Rickie Weekes smacked a two-run homer and Prince Fielder added a solo shot for the Brewers, who will look to bounce back Wednesday in Game 3 at St. Louis.

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