Cards Trump Stumbling Brew Crew

Molina wallops two homers in lopsided 8-0 victory
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2007 2:09 AM CDT
St. Louis Cardinals Yadier Molina hits a home run against the Milwaukee Brewers in the second inning of a baseball game Thursday Aug. 16, 2007 in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Brewers’ new shaved heads didn’t stop St. Louis from defeating them 8-0 last night behind stellar performances by starter Adam Wainwright and catcher Yadier Molina. The normally light-hitting Molina belted two homers, while Wainwright gave up only two hits and notched a season-high eight strikeouts, AP reports.

The Cards are now just 2.5 back in the National League Central. Before the game, several Brewers shaved their heads to raise morale after a depressing 5-13 run that has placed Milwaukee just half a game ahead of the Cubs for the division lead. Yesterday's game looked close until then ninth when reliever Derek Turnbow gave up five runs.