Albert Pujols’ run at the Triple Crown continued yesterday. Pujols put together an offensive display going 4-6 with two homers and three RBI’s. Pujols raised his batting average to .391, as the Cardinals topped the Royals 13-6 at Kauffman Stadium. Pujols leads the National League in batting and RBI’s with 72 and trails Mike Lowell of the Marlins by two in the home run race with 23. St. Louis did all their scoring in three innings, going for five in the second, two in the fourth and six in the sixth. Eduardo Perez and Edgar Renteria were 2-4 with two runs batted in apiece. Chris George gave up ten of the Cardinals’ 13 runs to drop to 9-5 on the season. Brett Tomko was the winner, upping his record to 4-5. Both teams lost a player after a nasty collision in the second inning. J.D. Drew and Ken Harvey ran into each other as Drew ran to first base. Drew left with a hip flexor and Harvey had to exit with a bruised shoulder. Both teams entered the series in first place in their respective divisions and both left he series the same way, with a few minor changes. After taking two of three, the Cardinals broke their tie in the N.L. Central and now own a one-game lead over the Cubs. The Royals had a one-game lead over the Twins in the A.L. Central on Friday and are now tied.
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