St. Louis Cardinals defeat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3

PITTSBURGH • Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was the offensive and defensive star Friday night as the Cardinals managed to pull out a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates and ended a three-game losing streak in a game that both teams seemed to try to give away.

Molina's fourth hit, matching Matt Holliday for the night, was a two-out, run-scoring double in the ninth, scoring Joe Mather, who had run for Holliday, whose sore right groin was bothering him again. Before Molin...