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Pirates get on the board in Game 5 of NLDS

Oct 9, 2013, 10:16 PM EDT

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Pittsburgh has its first run in this NLDS Game 5.

Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright cruised through his first six innings and got two quick outs to open the seventh, but Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter slipped while trying to pick up a Justin Morneau infield single and then Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma misplayed a Marlon Byrd groundball to put runners at first and second. Pedro Alvarez then drove Morneau home with a grounder that hit off the first base bag and sailed high over the glove of less-than-agile Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams. Alvarez is the first player in major league history to register an RBI in the first six postseason games of his career.

The host Cardinals still lead 3-1 as Game 5 moves along to the top of the eighth inning.

  1. umrguy42 - Oct 9, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    Man, glad my Cards won this, but if they hadn’t, I would’ve said that Alvarez was the MVP of this series. Just glad Waino finally got him to strike out there at the end…

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