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Pirates trounce Carpenter, Cardinals 7-0

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St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Skip Schumaker, left, tags out Pittsburgh Pirates' Alex Presley  who attempted to steal second during the first inning of a baseball game on Saturday, August 27, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Curry) By Jeff Curry St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Skip Schumaker, left, tags out Pittsburgh Pirates' Alex Presley who attempted to steal second during the first inning of a baseball game on Saturday, August 27, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Curry) By Jeff Curry
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter throws to a Pittsburgh Pirates batter during the first inning of a baseball game on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Curry) By Jeff Curry St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter throws to a Pittsburgh Pirates batter during the first inning of a baseball game on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Curry) By Jeff Curry
St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Lance Berkman chases down a fly ball during the third inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Curry) By Jeff Curry St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Lance Berkman chases down a fly ball during the third inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Curry) By Jeff Curry
Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen follows through on one-run single during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, in St. Louis. The Pirates won 7-0. (AP Photo/Jeff Curry) By Jeff Curry Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen follows through on one-run single during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, in St. Louis. The Pirates won 7-0. (AP Photo/Jeff Curry) By Jeff Curry
St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal makes an error on a ground ball hit by Pittsburgh Pirates' Alex Presley during the first inning of a baseball game on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Curry) By Jeff Curry St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal makes an error on a ground ball hit by Pittsburgh Pirates' Alex Presley during the first inning of a baseball game on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Curry) By Jeff Curry

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Rookie Brad Lincoln pitched six scoreless innings and participated in the Pittsburgh Pirates' smackdown of Chris Carpenter with an RBI double and walk in a 7-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.

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Josh Harrison had three singles and three RBIs, Garrett Jones also had three hits with a pair of doubles and Neil Walker homered for Pittsburgh.

The Pirates got spotless work from a rookie for the second time in four games, following Aaron Thompson's 4 1-3 innings in his major league debut at home against the Brewers on Monday.

Carpenter (8-9) lost for only the third time in 15 career decisions against Pittsburgh, trudging through five innings while giving up six runs and nine hits.

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