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Pujols Clutch Hit Keeps Cardinals In First Place Tie

Last updated on Thursday, July 29, 2010

(NEW YORK, NY) - Albert Pujols hit an RBI single with two out in the top of the 13th inning as the St. Louis Cardinals got past the New York Mets 8-7.

Matt Holliday homered and drove in three while starting pitcher Jaime Garcia had a two-run single as the Cardinals built a 7-2 lead before the Mets came back.

Angel Pagan hit a two-run homer and Ike Davis hit a game-tying, two-run single to force extra innings.

With the win, the Cardinals maintain their first-place tie with Cincinnati in the NL Central.

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