The St. Louis Cardinals have clinched the National League Central title.

St. Louis defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 on Tuesday night to lock up the division crown.

"This is just one step, guys," Albert Pujols told his teammates at the start of the celebration. "Just remember this moment. This is what we want to do deep in October and hopefully win the championship and bring it to the city of St. Louis."

The Cardinals trailed the Brewers in the NL Central standings for much of the season and were four games back on the morning of July 31. The Cardinals are 37-17 and the Brewers 25-28 since.