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MLB: St. Louis 9, Pittsburgh 1

April 27, 2013 at 12:11 AM

ST. LOUIS, April 27 (UPI) -- Carlos Beltran had two home runs among 13 St. Louis hits Friday, launching the Cardinals to a 9-1 whipping of Pittsburgh.

The Cardinals ran their winning streak to four games while getting another strong outing from starter Lance Lynn.

Lynn (4-0) ran his scoreless inning streak to 15 before Pedro Alvarez drove in the only Pittsburgh run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth. Lynn gave up just two hits and struck out nine, winning his ninth consecutive decision since Sept. 7, when he suffered a setback in relief against Milwaukee.

Matt Carpenter and Beltran both hit a home run off Jonathan Sanchez to open the St. Louis first. Sanchez (0-3) hit Allen Craig in the helmet with a pitch in the first inning and was ejected along with Pittsburgh Manager Clint Hurdle.

Beltran hit a two-run homer in the fifth and St. Louis tacked on a four-run eighth that included a two-run single from Craig.

Pittsburgh had won three in a row.

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