Crowe gets 1st win, Pirates send Cards to 18th loss in 24

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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Wil Crowe throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, June 25, 2021, in St. Louis.

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Wil Crowe throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, June 25, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Joe Puetz)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Wil Crowe gave up four runs over five innings for his first major league win, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 for their fifth victory in seven games following a 10-game losing streak.

Jacob Stallings and Phillip Evans drove in two runs each for the Pirates.

St. Louis has lost five straight, seven of eight and 18 of 24, dropping a season-worst four games under .500 at 36-40. The Cardinals are fourth in the NL Central, seven games back of first-place Milwaukee.

Crowe was making his 13th big league start and 14th appearance.

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