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Bucs strike early in win
Pirates 3, Cardinals 2
Ian Snell exited after seven innings, giving up one run on three hits. (Scott Rovak/Cardinals)
 Nady's two-run single
Getting off to a solid start, scoring three runs in the first inning, including a two-run single by Xavier Nady, the Pirates upended the Cardinals in their series opener. Right-hander Ian Snell struck out six en route to his first victory of the season.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 16, 2007
NYM
PHI
PPD
PIT
Pittsburgh (5-6)
Won 1
Pittsburgh 3, St. Louis 2   STL
St. Louis (6-6)
Lost 1
April 16, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 8 1
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0   2 6 1
Standings thru 4/16/07  |  Gameday  |  Pirates Stats  |  Cardinals Stats
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Duffy, CF4000011.256
Wilson, SS3110101.277
Sanchez, 2B3120100.348
LaRoche, 1B4110003.105
Bay, LF3001111.214
Nady, RF4012021.244
Paulino, C4010002.189
Bautista, 3B4010033.279
Snell, P3010000.167
  Capps, P00000001.000
  Marte, P0000000.000
  a-Eldred, PH1000002.167
  Torres, P0000000.000
Totals333833714 

a-Hit into a double play for Marte in the 9th.

BATTING
3B: Sanchez (1, Reyes), Wilson (1, Reyes).
TB: Wilson 3; Sanchez 4; LaRoche; Nady; Paulino; Bautista; Snell.
RBI: Bay (6), Nady 2 (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bautista.
GIDP: Wilson; LaRoche.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: LaRoche (1, fielding).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS4000003.261
Duncan, LF5110003.385
Pujols, 1B4000114.170
Rolen, 3B4120001.211
Edmonds, CF4011013.235
Spiezio, RF3000111.190
Kennedy, 2B4011000.212
Molina, C1000210.265
Reyes, P1000010.000
  a-Wilson, PH1000011.194
  Springer, P0000000.000
  Johnson, P0000000.000
  b-Schumaker, PH1000003.188
  Hancock, P0000000.000
  c-Miles, PH1010000.353
Totals332624619 

a-Struck out for Reyes in the 5th. b-Popped out for Johnson in the 7th. c-Singled for Hancock in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Duncan; Rolen 2; Edmonds; Kennedy; Miles.
RBI: Kennedy (2), Edmonds (1).
2-out RBI: Edmonds.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Edmonds; Eckstein 2; Spiezio; Pujols 2.
S: Molina.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Kennedy (1, fielding).
DP: 3 (Eckstein-Kennedy-Pujols, Kennedy-Eckstein-Pujols, Kennedy-Eckstein).

 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Snell (W, 1-1)7.03114601.80
Capps (H, 5)0.21110001.29
Marte (H, 1)0.11000000.00
Torres (S, 5)1.01000005.14
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Reyes (L, 0-2)5.06333205.40
Springer 1.00000205.79
Johnson 1.00000100.00
Hancock 2.02000205.40

Balk: Marte.
HBP: Eckstein (by Torres).
Pitches-strikes: Snell 97-65, Capps 14-9, Marte 6-4, Torres 12-9, Reyes 96-63, Springer 16-12, Johnson 7-6, Hancock 26-17.
Ground outs-fly outs: Snell 7-8, Capps 1-1, Marte 1-0, Torres 1-2, Reyes 9-4, Springer 0-1, Johnson 2-0, Hancock 1-3.
Batters faced: Snell 28, Capps 3, Marte 2, Torres 6, Reyes 22, Springer 4, Johnson 3, Hancock 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Marte 1-1.
Umpires: HP: John Hirschbeck. 1B: Bill Welke. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Laz Diaz.
Weather: 70 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, L to R.
T: 2:48.
Att: 43,026.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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