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St. Louis Cardinals' Tommy Edman is congratulated by teammates after hitting a double then scoring on a throwing error by Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Kevin Newman during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright gave up a home run on the first pitch of the game but not much else, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 Saturday night.

The contending Cardinals won their second in a row after ending a five-game losing streak.

Wainwright (8-8) allowed six hits, including the home run by Adam Frazier, and struck out eight in six innings. He improved to 6-2 this season at home.

Giovanny Gallegos pitched 21/3 innings of scoreless relief before yielding to Carlos Martínez, who got two outs for his 12th save.

Joe Musgrove (8-11) gave up three runs in 51/3 innings.

Tommy Edman doubled in the Cardinals sixth and scored the go-ahead run when shortstop Kevin Newman’s relay throw to third evaded Colin Moran and rolled into the Pittsburgh dugout. Paul Goldschmidt followed with a single, Marcell Ozuna doubled and Paul DeJong hit an RBI single.

St. Louis made it 1-all when Ozuna grounded into a double play with the bases loaded and no out for the second straight night in the bottom of the first.

Flashing leather

St. Louis has not committed an error in a season-best eight consecutive games for its best stretch since going 10 games without a miscue from June 10-20, 2017.

Trainer’s room

Pirates: C Francisco Cervelli has been cleared to return to catching and will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Altoona Sunday. He has not played since suffering a concussion on May 25 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Cardinals: OF Tyler O’Neill received an injection in his left wrist as he continues to recover from a strain that sent him to the injured list retroactive to Aug. 1. Cardinals manager Mike Shildt expects O’Neill will go out on a rehab assignment once the injection takes effect Monday or Tuesday.

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