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Aurilia's homer lifts Giants

 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rich Aurilia hit his first home run of the season to give San Francisco the lead in the seventh, Aaron Rowand doubled and scored twice and the Giants took the rubber game from the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 on Sunday.

The victory gave the Giants a winning month of May at 15-14 and a 5-1 homestand.

Merkin Valdez (2-0) pitched 1 2-3 innings with a 1-2-3 seventh for the win as San Francisco improved to 6-1 in rubber games and 5-0 at home in those contests. The Giants are 8-1 in home series this season. Brian Wilson finished for his 12th save in 15 chances.

Albert Pujols doubled, singled twice and scored a run after hitting two home runs in Saturday night's 6-2 victory and was 7 for 11 in the series.

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