Pirates Beat Cardinals, 5-4 In 11th Inning

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(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — A homerun by Garrett Jones helped the Pirates put away the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-4 in the 11th inning.

Jones connected on a 2-2 pitch from Arthur Rhodes (3-4) for his 14th home run. It was also Jones’ second career game-ending homer as he connected against San Francisco’s Bob Howry on July 17, 2009.

After the Cardinals took a 1-0 lead when Skip Schumaker got a RBI single in the second, the Pirates surged ahead in the third inning when Andrew McCutchen hit a three-run homer to give the Pirates at 3-1 lead.

Albert Pujuols hit a home run at the top of the sixth and then David Freese doubled in the same inning, batting in Lance Berkman, to tie it, 3-3.

Matt Holliday hit a sacrifice fly that sent Jon Jay home to let the Cards take a 4-3 lead in the ninth, but Neil Walker’s homer tied it at 4-4.

Jeff Karstens (3.12 ERA) struck out five batters over five and 1/3 innings. He allowed three runs and six hits.

Chris Resop (4-4) gets the win after allowing shutting out the Cardinals over two innings and striking out one.

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