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MLB: St. Louis 6, Chicago Cubs 2

CHICAGO, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Yadier Molina bashed two homers and Albert Pujols provided four hits Sunday in the St. Louis Cardinals' 6-2 win over the Chicago Cubs.

Molina drove in three runs and Pujols added a solo shot as the Cardinals avoided a three-game sweep at the hands of the Cubs.

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Jon Jay also chipped in a bases-empty homer for Cards, who won for only the second time in six games and remained 8 1/2 games behind National League Central-leading Milwaukee.

Jake Westbrook (10-7) earned the victory, giving up two runs on seven hits over seven frames.

Chicago starter Rodrigo Lopez (4-4), meanwhile, surrendered five runs on 10 hits in a 5 1/3-inning effort.

Aramis Ramirez collected both the Cubs' RBI.

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