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Game Wrap - Pittsburgh 6-3 Victors Over Cardinals

Erik Bedard reached double figures in strikeouts, fanning 11 Cardinals en route to a 6-3 win over St. Louis on Thursday at Busch Stadium.

The Pirates were a +141 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 7.5.

Pittsburgh got 5 innings from Erik Bedard, who gave up 2 earned runs on 5 hits, while striking out 11. He earned the victory, while the Pirates got 2 RBIs from Pedro Alvarez in the win.

St. Louis got a 6 1/3-inning outing from Jake Westbrook in the loss. He gave up 4 earned runs, 1 walk and 9 hits in his time on the mound, while David Freese had 2 hits in the loss for the Cardinals.

Pittsburgh enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 13-7 advantage in hits.

Next game, Pittsburgh takes its act home to face Cincinnati looking for another win. For St. Louis, they head on the road to face Houston.