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Cardinals handle Padres

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Holliday hit a two-run homer, and Joel Pineiro extended his winning streak to five while the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 7-4 Saturday night.

The home run was the only hit in five at-bats for Holliday, who had three hits in each of his last three games. Holliday is batting .475 with five homers and 22 RBIs in 20 games since he joined the Cardinals from Oakland.

Skip Schumaker also drove in two for the Cardinals, and Albert Pujols, Mark DeRosa and Brendan Ryan each had an RBI. St. Louis has won 7 of 8 and is a season high 14 games over .500.

Pineiro (11-9) pitched 6 2-3 innings and allowed three runs on seven hits with five strikeouts. The Cardinals are 8-0 in his last eight starts and 9-1 over his last 10.

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