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Pirates Win Fifth Straight Game With Win Over Struggling Cards

Last updated on Thursday, September 23, 2010

(PITTSBURGH, PA) - The Pittsburgh Pirates made it five wins in a row with an 11-6 victory over the struggling St. Louis Cardinals.

Pedro Alvarez hit a two-run homer and drove in four with John Bowker adding a solo shot and driving in two for the Pirates.

Charlie Morton pitched six innings, allowing two runs on four hits to pick up his first major-league win since May Fifth.

Rookie Daniel Descalso had a two-run double for the Cardinals, who have lost nine of 13 to draw closer to elimination in the NL Central race.

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