Rick Ankiel pitched seven shutout innings, and hit his second home run, and the Cardinals pounded Milwaukee 7-0. Leading 1-0 in the 4th, manager Tony LaRussa actually sacrificed with runners on first and second to move the runners up for Ankiel. He responded with a three run homer. Jim Edmonds and Fernando Tatis also homered for the Cardinals, who have set a new major league record for home runs in the month of April, with 50. The previous record was 49 by the ’97 Indians. The Cards need eight home runs in the next four days to match the record for homers in any month. The Orioles hit 58 in May of 1987. The Cards will try to finish off a sweep of the Brewers this afternoon. Pat Hentgen will take the ball for the Redbirds, against Milwaukee’s Jimmy Haynes.
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