Albert Pujols homered twice and Miles Mikolas pitched eight effective innings, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 on Sunday.
Dylan Carlson and Tyler O’Neill also homered for St. Louis, which increased its NL Central lead over second-place Milwaukee to 1 1/2 games.
Carlson broke a 2-2 tie with his eighth homer of the season, a drive to left off Taylor Rogers (1-6) in the eighth.
Hunter Renfroe and Rowdy Tellez homered for Milwaukee, which beat St. Louis 3-2 in 10 innings on Saturday night.
Pujols hit a solo homer in the second inning and a three-run shot in the eighth to reach his 689 career home runs. It was the 63rd multihomer game of his career.
Pujols, 42, ranks fourth on his career home run list behind Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Alex Rodriguez (696).
For the Cardinals, Albert Pujols 4-2 with two runs scored and four RBIs.
For the Brewers, Dominican Willy Adames 4-1. The Mexican Luis Urías 3-1. Puerto Ricans Mario Feliciano 2-0, Víctor Caratini 1-0.