Final in 11

Series: Game 2 of 5

Pittsburgh leads 2-0 (as of 7/30)

Game 1: Monday, July 29
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Pittsburgh9
Game 2: Tuesday, July 30
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in 11
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Game 3: Tuesday, July 30
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Pittsburgh6
Game 4: Wednesday, July 31
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Pittsburgh5
Game 5: Thursday, August 1
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Pittsburgh0

Cardinals 1

(62-42, 30-25 away)

Pirates 2

(63-42, 34-18 home)

Coverage:  ROOT

4:05 PM ET, July 30, 2013

PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

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W: V. Mazzaro (6-2)

L: K. Siegrist (0-1)

Pirates beat Cardinals on Alex Presley's walk-off hit in 11th inning

Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Alex Presley hit a game-ending single off the glove of diving shortstop Pete Kozma with two outs in the 11th inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a doubleheader on Tuesday.

Presley's sharp grounder off Kevin Siegrist (0-1) deflected off Kozma's glove and into shallow center field, allowing Russell Martin to sprint all the way home from second base. With the win, the Pirates moved into first-place in the NL Central, at least briefly.

The Cardinals have lost a season-high five straight.

Vin Mazzaro (6-2) picked up the win as starter A.J. Burnett and five relievers held the Cardinals to just six hits. St. Louis has scored five runs in its last 47 innings.

Lance Lynn was dominant in six innings for the Cardinals but was long gone by the time Presley came through against Siegrist.

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Game Information

StadiumPNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA
Game Time3:50
Weather76 degrees, partly cloudy
Wind4 mph
UmpiresHome Plate - Eric Cooper, First Base - Cory Blaser, Second Base - Chad Fairchild, Third Base - Jeff Kellogg

Research Notes

From Elias: After playing 104 games this season, the Pirates lead the majors in ERA and Opp BA, and rank 2nd in the NL in terms of win percentage. After a major North American sports RECORD 20 straight losing seasons, it's safe to say IT'S BEEN A WHILE for the Pirates...
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