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Cardinals Down Bucs

J.A. Happ combined with a trio of relievers on a one-hitter, Tommy Edman and Paul DeJong homered early and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the skidding Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 on Tuesday night.


Happ (6-6) retired the first nine batters, then gave up rookie Hoy Park's first career home run to lead off the fourth inning.


Making his second start for the Cardinals since being acquired from the Twins in a July 30 trade, Happ struck out five and walked two.


Relievers Ryan Helsley, Genesis Cabrera and Alex Reyes teamed for three hitless innings. Reyes pitched a perfect ninth for his 26th save in 27 chances.


The Cardinals (56-56) reached .500 for the 22nd time this season. The Pirates' losing streak was extended to six games and they have dropped 16 of 21.


Edman led off the game with a drive into the left-field bleachers off Steven Brault, the second leadoff homer of his career. DeJong's solo shot in the second increased the Cardinals' lead to 2-0.


The Cardinals entered the night 10 1/2 games behind the first-place Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Central race and 8 1/2 games out of the second wild card.


Rookie Dylan Carlson had three of the Cardinals' eight hits and scored on shortstop Kevin Newman's fielding error during a two-run sixth inning that pushed the lead to 4-1. Harrison Bader followed the miscue with an RBI single.


Adam Wainwright (10-6, 3.48) starts for the Cardinals on Wednesday night against RHP Wil Crowe (3-6, 5.47).

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