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Cardinals edge Pirates in opener

Yadier Molina went 4-for-5 at the plate and drove in three runs as the St. Louis Cardinals got by the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at PNC Park.

The Cardinals won the game as a -183 favorite, while the teams played UNDER the posted over/under (8) set by sportsbooks.

Ryan Franklin improved to 2-0 in relief, shutting down four batters to seal the victory for the Cardinals.

Evan Meek gave up the winning run and was tagged with the loss for the Pirates.