Burnett, Pirates Blank Cardinals 2-0

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Pittsburgh Pirates right hander A.J. Burnett pitched 7 innings of 3 hit ball, to shut down the Cardinals 2-0 on Saturday night.. The Cardinals managed only 5 hits off Pirates pitching. Matt Carpenter had 3 of those base hits.  The Cardinals, who entered the night having a league best .287 batting average, never put a runner in scoring position against Burnett. Even though he took his first loss, Jake Westbrook (2-1) became the first Cardinal pitcher to throw 100 pitches in a game this season. Pirates 3rd baseman Pedro Alvarez drove in 2 runs for Pittsburgh.