Cardinals close gap on leader

Wednesday’s 8-3 win brought the team to within 3½ games of the division-leading Brewers.
Thursday, August 16, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 4:37 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 9, 2008

MILWAUKEE — Albert Pujols hit his 275th career home run and new St. Louis Cardinals starter Joel Pineiro kept Milwaukee’s bats quiet in an 8-3 victory over the Brewers on Wednesday night.