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MLB: St. Louis 5, Pittsburgh 4

July 1, 2012 at 6:57 PM

ST. LOUIS, July 1 (UPI) -- Shane Robinson singled in the go-ahead run Sunday and Allen Craig cracked a two-run homer in the St. Louis Cardinals' 5-4 win over Pittsburgh.

Craig's blast in the third put St. Louis ahead 3-0 but the Pirates came back with four in the next half-inning, highlighted by Michael McKenry's three-run clout.

Then in the fifth, Pirates starter Erik Bedard (4-9) hit Matt Carpenter to start the frame and Matt Holliday chased him home with a double to tie it up.

One later, Bedard issued an intentional pass to Yadier Molina and Robinson made him pay by lining a 1-0 pitch past a diving Neil Walker, putting St. Louis ahead to stay.

Jake Westbrook (7-6) earned the victory despite yielding four runs on nine hits over six full frames.

Marc Rzepczynski and Mitchell Boggs combined for 1 2/3 scoreless relief frames, and Jason Motte got the final four outs for his 17th save as the Cards avoided a three-game sweep at the hands of the Pirates.

Bedard lasted only 4 2/3 innings, allowing five runs on eight hits.

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