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Cardinals Beat Angels Behind Penny's Slam
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Cardinals right-hander Brad Penny hit a grand slam in the third inning, apparently injuring his back on the swing, before St. Louis' bullpen took over in a 9-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels Friday night.

Penny lasted only a few warmup pitches in the top of the fourth inning before leaving.

Penny and Joel Pineiro, the pitcher he replaced in the Cardinals' rotation, were both gone after three innings.

Pineiro (3-5) entered with 17 1-3 consecutive scoreless innings but was clubbed for nine runs on nine hits against the team that allowed him to leave as a free agent after a 15-win season. Penny was shaky for the second straight start while giving up four runs on five hits.

Jason Motte (2-1), the third St. Louis pitcher, struck out two in two perfect innings.

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