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Holiday's 9th Inning Blast A Winner for St. Louis
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Matt Holliday homered off Aaron Heilman leading off the bottom of the ninth inning giving the St. Louis Cardinals a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs Friday night, reducing their magic number for clinching the NL Central to six.

Holliday had been 6 for 29 in the first six games of a nine-game homestand, five of them losses. His drive off a 3-1 pitch from Heilman (3-4) landed in the Cardinals' bullpen beyond the right field wall for his third career game-winning homer and second this season.

The Cardinals are 9-5 against the second-place Cubs, clinching the season series for the first time since 2004.

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