ST. LOUIS (AP) Matt Carpenter hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the ninth inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.
Aledmys Diaz sparked the winning rally with a leadoff single. After Jeremy Hazelbaker flied to deep left, Carpenter drove a 1-2 pitch from A.J. Schugel (0-1) over the wall in right for his fourth homer.
It was the Cardinals' first win over the Pirates in five games this season.
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Pittsburgh had tied the game on Starling Marte's double off Trevor Rosenthal (1-1) with two out in the top of the ninth.