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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Alex Presley hit a game-ending single with two outs in the 11th inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a doubleheader on Tuesday.

Presley hit a sharp bouncer that deflected off the glove of pitcher Kevin Siegrist (0-1) and away from shortstop Pete Kozma, who was moving toward second base. Kozma could not recover and the ball rolled into the outfield, allowing Russell Martin to sprint all the way home from second base.

With the win, the Pirates moved into first-place in the NL Central, at least briefly.

The Cardinals have lost a season-high five straight.

Vin Mazzarro (6-2) picked up the win as starter A.J. Burnett and five relievers held the Cardinals to just six hits. St. Louis has scored five runs in its last 47 innings.

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