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St. Louis Cardinals lose NLDS Game 2 to Pittsburgh Pirates

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R.B. FALLSTROM, AP Sports Writer

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Rookie Gerrit Cole gave up two hits in six dominant innings and drove in a run, Pedro Alvarez had a two-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-1 Friday to even their division series at a game apiece.

PHOTOS: NLDS Game 2: Cardinals vs. Pirates

After taking advantage of several Cardinals mistakes for a convincing win, the Pirates head home for Game 3 at PN Park, where fans raucously celebrated Pittsburgh's return to the postseason.

Wild-card winner Francisco Liriano faces Cardinals rookie Joe Kelly on Sunday.

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