Liriano dominates as Pirates open pivotal series with 9-2 win over Cardinals

  • by: WILL GRAVES , AP Sports Writer
  • Updated: July 30, 2013 - 9:03 AM

PITTSBURGH — Clint Hurdle grabbed the brim of his cap and ducked his head. When pressed about what pleased him the most about Pittsburgh's 9-2 win over St. Louis on Monday, a romp that propelled the resilient Pirates within a half-game of the NL Central lead, the manager thought for a moment and sighed.

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