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Ciriaco's Go Ahead Hit Pushes Pirates Past Cardinals

Last updated on Tuesday, September 13, 2011

(PITTSBURGH, PA) - Rookie Pedro Ciriaco hit a go-ahead, two-run double in Pittsburgh’s three-run bottom of the eighth as the Pirates got past the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5.

Neil Walker and Ryan Doumit added RBI doubles as the Pirates halted a three-game losing streak while snapping the Cardinals' five-game winning streak.

Albert Pujols hit his 35th home run of the season, a two-run shot in the sixth, as the Redbirds fall six and-a-half games behind idle Milwaukee in the NL Central.

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