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Cardinals Win in 12th Inning, End Losing Streak

Associated Press

Jerry White and Vince Coleman drove in runs for St. Louis in the 12th inning as the Cardinals ended their seven-game losing streak Monday with a 5-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

The St. Louis runs in the 12th were unearned because of an error by Giants pitcher Mark Davis (1-1), who fielded a bunt and dropped the ball as he turned to throw. The Giants scored a run in the bottom of the inning off Greg Bargar and had the bases loaded before Pat Perry saved the victory by retiring Dan Gladden on a long fly to left field.

Todd Worrell (1-1), the third of five Cardinals pitchers, got the victory by pitching the 10th and 11th.

Terry Pendleton opened the 12th with a single off Davis. Tom Lawless and Ozzie Smith followed with sacrifices, with Lawless reaching first on Davis’ error.

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White hit a sacrifice fly to right field to break the 3-3 tie, and Coleman’s infield single scored Lawless.

Bob Melvin’s pinch-hit, two-run double off St. Louis reliever Ken Dayley with one out in the bottom of the ninth tied the score, 3-3.


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