Pirates Score Four in 10th, Beat Cardinals 8-4

By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2008 11:50 PM CDT
Pittsburgh Pirates' Nate McLouth can't reach a three-run home run ball by St. Louis Cardinals' Troy Glaus in the seventh inning in a baseball game Tuesday, May 13, 2008 in St. Louis.    (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)
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(Newser) – Ronny Paulino drove in the go-ahead run in a four-run 10th inning for his second crucial hit in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 8-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. Troy Glaus hit a three-run home run and Albert Pujols tied it with his eighth in the eighth for the Cardinals, extending his hitting streak to 12 games.

Pujols, who had a day off on Monday, also walked twice and has reached base in all 40 games. It's the majors' longest streak at the start of the season since Derek Jeter's 53-game run in 1999 for the Yankees. Adam LaRoche added a three-run double off Ron Villone (1-1) in the 10th for the Pirates, who have won seven of eight and are one game below .500.