(St. Louis, MO) - Carlos Beltran's homer jump-started the St. Louis Cardinals as the home team pounded the Pittsburgh Pirates in game 1 of the National League Division Series Thursday 9-1.
Beltran's homer was one of six hits that losing pitcher A.J. Burnett gave up in just two innings of work.
St. Louis had 10 hits on the day.
Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright allowed just one run in seven innings on the mound.
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