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Pirates' Karstens Shuts Down Cardinals
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Jeff Karstens made a bid to keep his spot in the rotation with six innings of three-hit ball and Jason Jaramillo had three hits to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 Saturday night.

Karstens (1-1) combined with four relievers on a four-hitter. Jaramillo, the Pirates' backup catcher, tied a career high with his third three-hit game.

The Pirates will need to drop someone from the starting rotation Monday, when Ross Ohlendorf is scheduled to be activated from the disabled list to start that night against Cincinnati after missing a month with back spasms.

Cardinals rookie Jaime Garcia (3-2) again pitched well but had nothing but a loss to show for it after allowing one run and seven hits in six innings.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

The Cards and Pittsburgh play again Sunday afternoon. You can hear the broadcast beginning at 11:52am on AM 1400 WGIL.
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