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Cardinals take series from Pirates

Skip Schumaker and Ryan Theriot both had two 4 victory and series win against the Pirates.

Allen Craig's sacrifice fly in the fourth plated the go-ahead run, while Kyle Lohse (12-8) allowed four runs -- two earned -- in five innings to pick up the victory.

The Cardinals won three of the four games in the series, and rebounded from Saturday's 7-0 loss.

Pirates starter Jeff Karstens (9-8) gave up five runs in 3 2/3 innings to take the loss, Pittsburgh's sixth in its last nine games.