Karstens gave up three runs in 5-1/3 innings.

Garrett Jones continued his hot August with two hits including a walk off homer in the bottom of the eleventh. Jones came into the game hitting .327 with three homers thus far on the month. Pittsburgh surrendered a run in the ninth but Neil Walker tied it in the bottom of the ninth with a solo jack, pushing the game to extra frames. This was the first time in August the Pirates won back-to-back games.

Pittsburgh starter Jeff Karstens bent first. St. Louis got to him for a run in the second when Skip Schumaker singled in Lance Berkman with two outs. Pittsburgh scored three runs quickly against nemesis Chris Carpenter in the bottom of the third. Karstens walked and Jose Tabata - fresh off the DL - reached on an infield single. Andrew McCutc...

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