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CARDINALS 2, PIRATES 1

Wacha flirts with no-hitter as Cardinals force Game 5

PITTSBURGH — Rookie Michael Wacha took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals showed off their October poise, edging the Pittsburgh Pirates, 2-1, Monday and setting up a winner-take-all Game 5 in the National League Division Series.

The Cardinals tied this playoff matchup and improved to 7-1 over the last three years when facing elimination in the postseason.

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