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MLB: St. Louis 4, Pittsburgh 3

Aug. 27, 2012 at 11:16 PM

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Matt Holliday socked a go-ahead homer in the sixth inning Monday and the St. Louis Cardinals waited out a rain delay to get past Pittsburgh 4-3.

After spotting the Pirates a 2-0 lead, the Cardinals used run-producing hits from Skip Schumaker and pitcher Kyle Lohse to forge a tie in the fifth.

Holliday then led off the sixth by lining a 3-1 pitch into the right-field bleachers, putting National League wild card-contending St. Louis ahead for good.

Yadier Molina added a sacrifice fly before a 35-minute rain delay and the Cardinals hung on to take first of a three-game series, winning for the sixth time in seven games overall.

Lohse (14-2) allowed a pair of runs on five hits over five full frames to earn his 14th win, one short of a career high, and Jason Motte recorded the final five outs for his 31st save.

Pittsburgh's A.J. Burnett (15-5) was saddled with the loss, yielding four runs (three earned) on seven hits through 5 2/3 frames.

Clint Barmes and Andrew McCutchen knocked in runs for the Pirates.

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