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Cards double Pirates

Albert Pujols went 4-for-4 at the plate in helping the St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 in the opener of a two-game set at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis won the game as -160 favorites, while the six runs went UNDER the posted over/under (9).

Pujols belted a solo home run in the win for the Cardinals. Kyle McClellan got the win in relief, and Ryan Franklin closed out the game with his eighth save.

Nyjer Morgan had two hits and drove in one run for the Pirates. Zach Duke gave up four runs over 5 1-3 innings.