MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Adam Wainwright gave up two hits in seven scoreless innings and Yadier Molina put on a rare power display with two homers as the St. Louis Cardinals completed a crucial three-game sweep of the Brewers with an 8-0 victory today.
It was the first career multihomer game for Molina, who came into the game with only one home run this season.
He drove in all three of the Cardinals' runs through the first eight innings as they closed to within 2 1/2 games of the Central Division lead for the first time since April 20.
Before the game, several Brewers players took turns giving each other crewcuts in an attempt to lighten the mood in the clubhouse.
It changed their look but not their luck.
The Brew Crew was swept at home for the first time since Florida took three games at Miller Park last September.
Milwaukee has been swept on the road twice this year, at San Diego in May and at Colorado last week.
The Cardinals outscored the Brewers 28-7 in the series.
The Brewers have lost 13 of their last 18 games.