Pujols unleashes fury of offense as Cards sweep Brewers

Albert Pujols went 4-for-4 with two home 4 win to game sweep of the NL Central-leading Brewers.

Matt Holliday hit the 200th homer of his career and Rafael Furcal added a solo shot for the Cardinals, who have won four straight and six of seven.

Brandon Dickson allowed three runs on six hits in his first major-league start, but lasted just 3 1/3 innings. Octavio Dotel (1-2) struck out five in 2 2/3 frames of scoreless relief to secure the win.

Yovani Gallardo (15-9) was victimized for eight runs on nine hits, including a career-high four home runs, in 4 2/3 innings to suffer the loss.

Jonathan Lucroy, Corey Hart and Prince Fielder each homered for the Brewers, who were swept at Miller Park for the first time this season.

Despite the sweep, St. Louis still trails Milwaukee by 7 1/2 games.