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Pirates take down Cards
Bucs strike early in win
Getting off to a solid start, scoring three runs in the first inning, including a two-run single by Xavier Nady, the Pirates upended the Cardinals in their series opener. Right-hander Ian Snell struck out six en route to his first victory of the season.
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 Nady's two-run single
Pirates 3, Cardinals 2
Salomon Torres earned his fifth save of the season, pitching a scoreless ninth inning. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
Series at a glance:
Cardinals' rally falls short
Despite late-game efforts, including a bases-loaded ninth, the Cardinals' offense struggled to find its groove against the Pirates. Anthony Reyes gave up three runs in the first inning to pick up his second loss of the season.
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 Duncan's diving grab
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 16, 2007
Pittsburgh (5-6)
Won 1
Pittsburgh 3, St. Louis 2   STL
St. Louis (6-6)
Lost 1
April 16, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 8 1
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0   2 6 1
Standings thru 4/16/07  |  Gameday  |  Pirates Stats  |  Cardinals Stats
Duffy, CF4000011.256
Wilson, SS3110101.277
Sanchez, 2B3120100.348
LaRoche, 1B4110003.105
Bay, LF3001111.214
Nady, RF4012021.244
Paulino, C4010002.189
Bautista, 3B4010033.279
Snell, P3010000.167
  Capps, P00000001.000
  Marte, P0000000.000
  a-Eldred, PH1000002.167
  Torres, P0000000.000

a-Hit into a double play for Marte in the 9th.

3B: Sanchez (1, Reyes), Wilson (1, Reyes).
TB: Wilson 3; Sanchez 4; LaRoche; Nady; Paulino; Bautista; Snell.
RBI: Bay (6), Nady 2 (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bautista.
GIDP: Wilson; LaRoche.
Team LOB: 6.

E: LaRoche (1, fielding).

Eckstein, SS4000003.261
Duncan, LF5110003.385
Pujols, 1B4000114.170
Rolen, 3B4120001.211
Edmonds, CF4011013.235
Spiezio, RF3000111.190
Kennedy, 2B4011000.212
Molina, C1000210.265
Reyes, P1000010.000
  a-Wilson, PH1000011.194
  Springer, P0000000.000
  Johnson, P0000000.000
  b-Schumaker, PH1000003.188
  Hancock, P0000000.000
  c-Miles, PH1010000.353

a-Struck out for Reyes in the 5th. b-Popped out for Johnson in the 7th. c-Singled for Hancock in the 9th.

TB: Duncan; Rolen 2; Edmonds; Kennedy; Miles.
RBI: Kennedy (2), Edmonds (1).
2-out RBI: Edmonds.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Edmonds; Eckstein 2; Spiezio; Pujols 2.
S: Molina.
Team LOB: 10.

E: Kennedy (1, fielding).
DP: 3 (Eckstein-Kennedy-Pujols, Kennedy-Eckstein-Pujols, Kennedy-Eckstein).

Snell (W, 1-1)7.03114601.80
Capps (H, 5)0.21110001.29
Marte (H, 1)0.11000000.00
Torres (S, 5)1.01000005.14
Reyes (L, 0-2)5.06333205.40
Springer 1.00000205.79
Johnson 1.00000100.00
Hancock 2.02000205.40

Balk: Marte.
HBP: Eckstein (by Torres).
Pitches-strikes: Snell 97-65, Capps 14-9, Marte 6-4, Torres 12-9, Reyes 96-63, Springer 16-12, Johnson 7-6, Hancock 26-17.
Ground outs-fly outs: Snell 7-8, Capps 1-1, Marte 1-0, Torres 1-2, Reyes 9-4, Springer 0-1, Johnson 2-0, Hancock 1-3.
Batters faced: Snell 28, Capps 3, Marte 2, Torres 6, Reyes 22, Springer 4, Johnson 3, Hancock 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Marte 1-1.
Umpires: HP: John Hirschbeck. 1B: Bill Welke. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Laz Diaz.
Weather: 70 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, L to R.
T: 2:48.
Att: 43,026.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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