Cards hold off Brewers to push run to 10

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MILWAUKEE (AP) Cardinals closer Giovanny Gallegos fanned pinch-hitter Pablo Reyes for the final out and St. Louis won its 10th straight game, increasing its playoff lead by holding off the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 Tuesday night.

The Cardinals increased their edge for the second NL wild-card spot to four games over Cincinnati. San Diego began the day four games behind St. Louis and Philadelphia remained 4 1/2 back.

Milwaukee, which has secured a playoff spot, lost its third straight. The Brewers, whose magic number to clinch the NL Central stayed at three, lead the Cardinals by 9 1/2 games.


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Rank Name HR
1t V. Guerrero Jr., Tor46
1t S. Perez, KC46
3 S. Ohtani, LAA45
4 M. Semien, Tor41
5 J. Gallo, NYY38
6 M. Olson, Oak37
7 A. Judge, NYY36
8 J. Ramírez, Cle35
9t R. Devers, Bos34
9t M. Haniger, Sea34
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2 A. Duvall, Atl37
3t P. Alonso, NYM34
3t M. Muncy, LAD34
5t N. Arenado, StL33
5t B. Harper, Phi33
5t J. Votto, Cin33
8 J. Báez, NYM31
9t F. Freeman, Atl30
9t A. Riley, Atl30
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