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Cardinals Defeat Pirates In Extra Innings, 1-0

Sports Network | July 31, 2010

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) – Brendan Ryan’s infield single scored the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, as the St. Louis Cardinals snuck past the Pittsburgh Pirates, 1-0, in the opener of a three-game series at Busch Stadium.

Javier Lopez (2-2) started on the hill for the Pirates in the home 10th. Pinch-hitter Ryan Ludwick led off with a double and moved to third on Yadier Molina’s sacrifice bunt. Ryan then hit a sharp grounder to second, but Neil Walker couldn’t handle the ball completely, allowing Ludwick to cross the plate for the win.

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