Chris Carpenter tossed a four-hit shutout as the Cardinals blanked the Brewers, 2-0. Carpenter scattered two walks while striking out five to improve to 9-and-9. Rafael Furcal homered and Yadier [[ YAH-dee-air ]] Molina had a sac-fly RBI for the Cards, who took two-of-three in the series. Zack Greinke [[ GRAIN-key ]] permitted both runs over seven innings to fall to 14-and-6. Milwaukee leads St. Louis by eight-and-a-half games in the NL Central. The Cards are off today before opening a three-game home series against the Braves tomorrow.