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MLB: St. Louis 8, Cincinnati 2

Aug. 26, 2012 at 4:46 PM

CINCINNATI, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Matt Holliday and Allen Craig combined for seven hits and seven hits RBI Sunday, powering the St. Louis Cardinals past Cincinnati 8-2.

Holliday drove in four runs with RBI hits in the third, seventh and ninth innings while Craig knocked in three more, including a two-run homer, as the Cards took the rubber match of a three-game set.

Mike Carpenter went 3-for-5 with a run scored for wild card-contending St. Louis, which won for the fifth time in six contests overall.

Adam Wainwright (13-10) logged a victory in his fifth straight start, holding the Reds to a pair of runs on six hits over 5 2/3 innings. He didn't issue a walk and fanned two en route to the triumph.

Homer Bailey (10-9) was roughed up for five runs on nine hits over six full frames for National League Central-leading Cincinnati.

Chris Heisey and Ryan Ludwick drove in runs for the Reds.

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