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      Westbrook leads Cards to victory over Padres 9-6.


      Jake Westbrook pitched 6 1-3 innings of two-run ball and contributed three hits, Matt Carpenter continued his strong season with three hits and three RBIs, and the Cardinals beat the Padres 9-6 on Friday night.


      A career .116 hitter, Westbrook had never had more than one hit in a game.


      The right-hander, who scored twice and had an RBI, surpassed his hit output for the year with two singles and a double in his three at-bats.


      That raised his batting from .100 to .217.


      On the mound, Westbrook (6-4) scattered eight hits while striking out one and walking four.


      After rookie Carlos Martinez allowed three runs in the ninth to make it a three-run game, All-Star Edward Mujica got the last two outs to record his 27th save in 29 chances.

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