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MLB: Pittsburgh 5, St. Louis 3

April 27, 2013 at 8:48 PM   |   Comments

ST. LOUIS, April 27 (UPI) -- Russell Martin's two-run home run highlighted a four-run seventh Saturday and the Pittsburgh Pirates went on to beat St. Louis 5-3.

Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook left with a 2-0 lead after holding the Pirates scoreless for six innings, but Pittsburgh came to life against reliever Joe Kelly (0-1) in the seventh.

Pedro Alvarez led off with a walk and Martin followed by slicing a pitch the opposite way over the right-field wall, tying the contest.

Clint Barmes singled to right and went to second on a one-out walk to Starlin Marte that chased Kelly in favor of Trevor Rosenthal. Barmes and Marte advanced on a wild pitch and Rosenthal then hit Jose Tabata with a pitch to load the bases, and walked Andrew McCutchen to force in the go-ahead run.

Garrett Jones finished the rally with an RBI groundout.

A.J. Burnett (2-2) earned the win, yielding two runs on five hits over six frames. The right-hander walked three and struck out six.

Jason Grilli allowed a run in the ninth before collecting his 10th save.

Carlos Beltran and Pete Kozma supplied RBI for the Cards, whose four-game winning streak was snapped.

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