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Jeffrey Karstens vs Lance Lynn Battle Sees St. Louis Fall 7-3

Pittsburgh grabbed a 7-3 win over St. Louis on Saturday, as Jeffrey Karstens was credited with a win at Busch Stadium.

The Pirates were a +173 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 9.5.

Pittsburgh got 7 innings from Jeffrey Karstens, who gave up 2 earned runs on 4 hits, while striking out 7. He earned the victory, while the Pirates got 4 RBIs from Pedro Alvarez in the win.

St. Louis' starting pitcher Lance Lynn worked 5 innings, giving up 7 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Matt Holliday in a losing cause.

Pittsburgh outhit their counterparts 8-6 in the game.

Jared Hughes pitched the final 1 1/3 innings for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.