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Cardinals Snap Losing Streak With Win Over Pirates

Last updated on Friday, August 26, 2011

(ST. LOUIS, MO) - The St. Louis Cardinals snapped their three-game losing streak with an 8-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

David Freese hit a two-run single in the bottom of the fifth to put the Redbirds up for good at 5-4.

Matt Holliday broke the game open with a three-run home run in the eighth off Pirates reliever Tony Watson.

Albert Pujols added an RBI double with Lance Berkman and Skip Schumaker hitting run-scoring singles as St. Louis pulls nine and-a-half games behind idle Milwaukee in the battle for first place in the NL Central.

Garrett Jones had a two-run single for the Pirates.

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