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MLB: Pittsburgh 7, St. Louis 4

PITTSBURGH, April 23 (UPI) -- Jose Bautista singled in the go-ahead score as part of a three-run eighth Wednesday, pushing Pittsburgh to a 7-4 victory over St. Louis.

The Cardinals produced four runs in the opening inning, but the Pirates battled back to tie the game in the fifth.

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Ryan Doumit opened the eighth with a single off reliever Anthony Reyes (1-1). He moved to second on a groundout and scored two batters later on Bautista's base hit. A two-out single by Doug Mientkiewicz accounted for two insurance runs.

Jason Bay hit a two-run homer in the fifth to tie the contest and the Pirates won their second straight after losing six in a row.

After struggling in the first inning, Pittsburgh starter Ian Snell settled down to work six frames. The win went to Damaso Marte (1-0), who threw two scoreless innings of relief, and Matt Capps picked up his sixth save.

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