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Tsutsugo, Newman hit home runs in Pirates win

Yoshi Tsutsugo and Kevin Newman homered, while Ke’Bryan Hayes added a two-run single as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 on Saturday night.

Leadoff hitter Ben Gamel added three hits and a walk, and Jacob Stallings had two hits in a 12-point attack by the Pirates.

Chasen Shreve (2-1) pitched a batter in the sixth, striking out Matt Carpenter. David Bednar, the Pirates’ sixth pitcher, allowed a single to open the ninth, but struck out the next three batters for his first save.

Genesis Cabrera (2-4) allowed three runs and four hits in the seventh inning for the loss.

St. Louis entered the engagement three and a half games behind Cincinnati and San Diego in the fight for the second National League wild card.

JA Happ made his fourth start as a member of the Cardinals since they acquired him from the Twins. Happ, 37, allowed six hits and one walk with eight strikeouts in six innings.

For the Pirates, the Dominicans Rodolfo Castro 3-0, Gregory Polanco 4-1.

For the Cardinals, Puerto Rican Yadier Molina 4-1 with an RBI. Panamanian Edmundo Sosa 4-2 with a push.

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