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Pirates 9, Cardinals 1

Pirates 9, Cardinals 1

ST. LOUIS — Edinson Volquez tossed a complete game six-hitter and the Pirates avoided a four-game sweep. Neil Walker, Josh Harrison, Russell Martin and Andrew McCutchen all drove in two runs for Pittsburgh. Volquez has a 0.90 ERA in winning four consecutive starts for the first time. Walker extended his hitting streak to a season-high 12 games with a two-run double.

Pirates 9, Cardinals 1 07/10/14 [Last modified: Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:46pm]
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