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MLB: Pittsburgh 9, St. Louis 2

July 29, 2013 at 10:17 PM

PITTSBURGH, July 29 (UPI) -- Francisco Liriano threw seven innings of one-run ball Monday, notching his 11th victory in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 9-2 spanking of division rival St. Louis.

Liriano (11-4) continued his recent hot streak, collecting his sixth triumph in seven starts. The left-hander allowed four hits, issued a pair of walks and struck out eight in the 102-pitch effort.

Pedro Alvarez socked a three-run homer in the first inning while Clint Barmes went 2-for-4 with a two-run double as the Pirates began a crucial four-game series against the National League Central-leading Cardinals with a win.

They pulled to within a half-game of St. Louis with the victory.

Cards starter Jake Westbrook (7-5) was tagged for four runs on four hits over five full frames.

Matt Carpenter and Shane Robinson each knocked in a run for St. Louis, which stumbled to a fourth consecutive defeat.

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