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Cards avoid sweep to Pirates

Cards avoid sweep to Pirates

Colby Rasmus drove in two runs in helping the St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 and avoided a three-game sweep at PNC Park.

St. Louis won the game as -125 favorites, but the six runs went UNDER the posted over/under (9.5).

Albert Pujols also drove in two runs to help the Cardinals. Trever Miller allowed just one hit in relief in earning the win.

Robinzon Diaz drove in the only run for the Pirates. Jeff Karstens gave up seven hits and three runs over six innings on the mound.