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Yadier Molina had two hits and reached base three times for the Cardinals, who improved to 2-3 on their seven-game homestand. Berkman added a single in the fifth to complete a 2-for-4 performance.
Dempster gave up six runs and eight hits in five innings. He has surrendered a team-high 13 home runs.
"They did a good job of grinding out a lot of at-bats," Dempster said. "I made a couple to mistakes to some pretty good hitters and they made me pay."
NOTES: Pena has reached safely in 25 of his last 27 games. ... The Cardinals improved to 6-3 on Fridays. ... St. Louis OF Allen Craig, who flied out as a pinch hitter in the eighth, has 11 hits in his last 23 at-bats. ... LeMahieu singled in the eighth for his first major league hit. ... Colvin is mired in an 0-for-18 slump.
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