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Cardinals get early lead on Brewers behind two-run homer by Albert Pujols

Oct 10, 2011, 8:27 PM EDT

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It didn’t work out so well for them yesterday, but the Cardinals have another early lead against the Brewers.

After Jon Jay reached on a bunt single with one out in the top of the first inning, Albert Pujols took right-hander Shaun Marcum deep for a two-run home run, giving the Cardinals an early 2-0 lead. It was a rocket over the left field fence.

As noted by Jayson Stark of, Pujols was homerless over his previous 47 at-bats in the postseason. His last postseason home run was off Justin Verlander in Game 1 of the 2006 World Series against the Tigers.

  1. thefalcon123 - Oct 10, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    Pujols is now the sole all-time NL post season HR leader. He was tied with Werth, Chipper Jones and Jim Edmonds…
    …though he’s not yet halfway to Manny Ramirez’s record of 29.

    • thefalcon123 - Oct 10, 2011 at 10:05 PM

      And with 6 RBIs, he passes Edmonds again and is now 4 RBIs behind Chipper Jones for the NL postseason lead.

  2. stlouis1baseball - Oct 11, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    Has anyone noticed the complete lack of Brewers fans on HBT today? Strange huh?

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