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      Molina, Westbrook carry Cards past Cubs

      ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Yadier Molina hit his fifth home run and Jake Westbrook pitched seven innings of two-hit ball in the St. Louis Cardinals' 4-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Wednesday night.

      Westbrook (3-2) worked around trouble almost the entire night in his second start since coming off the disabled list with a sore elbow. He gave up no earned runs, striking out two and walking three.

      Edward Mujica pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 21st save in 21 attempts.

      Edwin Jackson (3-9) was pulled after he hit Jon Jay following Molina's blast to left field. He pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing four earned runs on six hits. He struck out one and walked two.