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Pirates Rally in 8th To Stun Cardinals, 6-5
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pedro Ciriaco hit a tiebreaking double to cap a three-run rally in the eighth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates stunned St. Louis 6-5 on Monday night, damaging the Cardinals' playoff chances.

Albert Pujols hit his NL-leading 35th homer and drove in three runs for St. Louis, which had won five in a row to climb within 4{ games of Atlanta for the NL wild card. The Cardinals also began the day six games behind first-place Milwaukee in the NL Central.

St. Louis built a 4-3 lead against fourth-place Pittsburgh but lost for the seventh time this season when leading after seven innings.

Ryan Doumit, back in the lineup a day after he sustained a chest bruise, tied it at 4 in the eighth with a double off Marc Rzepczynski (0-2).

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