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|Cardinals Breeze Past Pirates
|ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Albert Pujols hit his 24th homer and finished with three hits, helping Jeff Suppan get his first win since September and leading the St. Louis Cardinals to an 11-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.
Suppan (1-6) allowed five hits in 5 1-3 scoreless innings. He also struck out five in his first victory since Sept. 19 for Milwaukee.
Colby Rasmus hit a two-run homer and an RBI single for the Cardinals, who are 11-5 since the All-Star break. It Rasmus' career-high 17th homer and first since June 27.
Jeff Clement homered in the eighth for Pittsburgh.
Pujols singled twice to go along with his solo shot.
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