Neil Walker was one of four Pirates to record two hits, and he scored the winning run. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

The Pittsburgh Pirates are running away from the National League Central -- literally.

In the 5th inning of Wednesday's 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals, Starling Marte used his game-breaking speed to create the tying run. Neil Walker, who had already homered, took a critical extra base in the 8th inning and set himself up to score the go-ahead run. Thanks to five shutout innings from the Pirates' bullpen, the victory puts them 2.5 games ahead of the Cards in the Central division.

"To give yourself those opportunities... find a way to tie it back up, that's what we've been doing all season," Walker said.

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