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Pittsburgh Pirates' Starling Marte catches a ball hit by Philadelphia Phillies' Chase Utley for the final out of the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 22, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Pittsburgh Pirates' Starling Marte catches a ball hit by Philadelphia Phillies' Chase Utley for the final out of the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 22, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Yadier Molina drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, backing Shelby Miller’s strong start Monday night, and the St. Louis Cardinals returned to the site of their Game 5 NL division series victory last season with a 3-2 victory over the Washington Nationals.


The other big hit for St. Louis was Allen Craig’s two-run double in the third.


Miller (3-1) struck out eight in 6 2-3 innings, allowing two runs and four hits.


All the Cardinals’ runs came against Dan Haren (1-3), who gave up three runs and six hits in five-plus innings.


Edward Mujica pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his second save. The Cardinals have alternated wins and losses over their last nine games.


Washington has lost seven of 10.


PHILLIES 3, PIRATES 2


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Rollins hit a tiebreaking single in the sixth inning and Jonathan Pettibone had an impressive major league debut to lead Philadelphia past Pittsburgh.


Pettibone allowed two runs and six hits, striking out six in 5 1-3 innings. Raul Valdes (1-0) got two outs in the sixth and Jonathan Papelbon finished for his fourth save.


Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin hit solo homers for the Pirates on a chilly night when the temperature dipped below 50 degrees.


Pirates starter A.J. Burnett gave up two runs and five hits, fanning seven in five innings. Jared Hughes (1-2) retired his first two batters in the sixth before running into trouble.


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