PITTSBURGH (AP) - Albert Pujols hit a three-run double to reach the 100 RBIs mark for the ninth consecutive time to start his career and Adam Wainwright limited Pittsburgh to one run over 6 2-3 innings, leading the Cardinals past the Pirates 5-3 on Saturday night.
Pujols, who hits better in Pittsburgh than any other hitter, missed a chance to possibly break open the game when he grounded into a double play in the fifth with two on and none out. He made up for it an inning later with a bases-loaded double down the left-field line that made it 5-0.
Pujols is the only National League player to begin his career with nine consecutive seasons of 100 or more RBIs.
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