Ciriaco poked the game winning double.
Brad Lincoln and Kyle Lohse started in what became a see saw game. In the end, it wasn't Albert Pujols who struck the deciding blow. Instead it was someone far less obvious - Pedro Ciriaco.
The Cardinals jumped on Lincoln for a run in the first. Consecutive singles to start the game from Rafael Furcal and John Jay put runners on the corners, with a little help from Alex Presley, who mishandled Jay's hit for an error. Jay was caught stealing, which helped. Albert Pujols was retired on a sac fly, bringing home the run. Matt Holliday grounded out to end it.
Pittsburgh countered with two runs in the home half of the frame. Presley singled and Neil Walker doubled him to third. Andrew McCutchen's sac fly tied the score and pushed Walker to third....
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