Cardinals hammer Brewers 10-3

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Chris Carpenter won his 10th straight decision despite laboring at times, Skip Schumaker was 4 for 4 with two RBIs and the St. Louis Cardinals clobbered the Milwaukee Brewers 10-3 on Wednesday night.

Yadier Molina had a pair of RBI doubles and finished with three hits for the NL Central leaders, whose 10 1/2-game lead is the best in baseball. Troy Glaus, activated from the 60-day disabled list from a shoulder injury Monday, struck out as a pinch hitter to end the sixth in his first at-bat of the season.

The Brewers had runners in scoring position every inning except the sixth, the final inning for Carpenter (15-3), when he retired the side in order.

John Smoltz is scheduled to start in this afternoons matchup.  First pitch is set for 1:15 p.m.

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