Doumit homered for the second time since his return from the DL.

Ryan Doumit picked up the Pirates offense in a big way. He had four hits and hit a three run homer to support the efforts of James McDonald. Xavier Paul also dingered as Pittsburgh took a much needed win from St. Louis.

The Pirates got the long ball bats going. Paul hit a solo dinger off Jake Westbrook leading off the bottom of the first. After an RBI double from Rafael Furcal in the third inning tied it up, Doumit cranked a three run bomb in the bottom of the fourth with Neil Walker and Garrett Jones aboard.

St. Louis narrowed it to 4-2 in the sixth. Albert Pujols hit a one out single. He moved to second when McDonald walked Lance Berkman with two outs. David Freese singled in Pujols. That would be the last batter ...

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