MLB: St. Louis 5, Pittsburgh 4

Aug. 18, 2012 at 7:51 PM

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Yadier Molina's two-run double in the fifth inning put St. Louis ahead Saturday and the Cardinals turned back a late Pittsburgh rally for a 5-4 victory.

With the score tied 3-3, the Cardinals loaded the bases with two out against Pirates starter Erik Bedard (7-13). Molina (3-for-4) then delivered a ground-rule double, scoring Rafael Furcal and Allen Craig with the go-ahead runs.

Shane Robinson added a two-run double as the Cards evened their three-game series and pulled to within a game of the Pirates for a National League wild card spot.

The rally made a winner of Barret Browning (1-2), who got the final two outs of the fifth inning.

Jason Motte corralled his 28th save despite yielding a run in the ninth. The Pirates loaded the bases with none out, but could get only one run as Motte struck out Garrett Jones and induced a Josh Harrison grounder to end the game.

Bedard allowed five runs on nine hits in a 4 2/3-inning effort.

Jordy Mercer supplied two RBI for the Bucs.

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