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Ankiel has 2 RBIs, Pineiro improves to 4-0

By: AP
By: AP

ATLANTA (AP) - Rick Ankiel drove in two runs for St. Louis to
back another strong outing by Joel Pineiro, who equaled the best
start of his career when the Cardinals edged the Atlanta Braves 3-2
Monday night.

Ankiel had a pair of two-out, run-scoring singles, one in the
second inning to push the Cardinals to a 2-0 lead and another in
the seventh for a 3-1 edge.

Pineiro (4-0) went 6 2-3 innings, allowing seven hits and a pair
of runs while walking none. He also won his first four decisions
for Seattle in 2001.

Ryan Franklin worked the ninth for his sixth save in as many
chances.


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