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Westbrook Shelled As Cardinals Lose Ground In NL Central Race

Last updated on Tuesday, August 16, 2011

(PITTSBURGH, PA) - The Pittsburgh Pirates snapped a three-game skid with a 6-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Ryan Doumit delivered the key blow in the bottom of the fourth, hitting a three-run home run off St. Louis starter Jake Westbrook.

Xavier Paul added a solo shot off Westbrook, who allowed four runs on nine hits over five and two-thirds innings.

James McDonald got the win for Pittsburgh, allowing two runs on six hits over five and two-thirds to move to 8-6.

Westbrook drops to 9-7.

The Cardinals' loss combined with Milwaukee's win at home over the Dodgers drops the Redbirds six games behind the Brewers in the NL Central.

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