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National League Preview from The Sports Network



Saturday, April 27th (All times eastern)

Pittsburgh Pirates (13-10) at St. Louis Cardinals (14-8), 4:15 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Pittsburgh - A.J. Burnett (1-2, 2.79) St. Louis - Jake Westbrook (1-1, 1.25)

(Sports Network) - Jake Westbrook goes after career win No. 100 Saturday when the right-hander leads the St. Louis Cardinals against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the continuation of a three-game series.

Westbrook is coming off a no-decision on Sunday at Philadelphia when he allowed seven hits and three runs in six innings. The problem for the veteran has been facing the Pirates. He's 1-7 with a 5.28 ERA in 13 games (9 starts) versus Pittsburgh. That lone win came July 1, 2012.

A.J. Burnett's only win of the season came against the Cardinals on April 17 when he limited them to a hit over seven shutout innings. The righty is 6-5 with a 3.94 ERA in 12 games against St. Louis.

Burnett is coming off a five-inning no-decision against Philadelphia on Monday.

On Friday, Carlos Beltran homered twice and Lance Lynn pitched seven strong innings to power the Cardinals to a 9-1 win.

Lynn (4-0), who entered Friday with a nine-inning scoreless streak, gave up his only run on a sixth-inning sacrifice fly from Pedro Alvarez. That scored Garrett Jones, who led off with a double. The right-hander allowed only one other hit, a single from Starling Marte to lead off the game.

"I've gotten into a little bit of a groove here," Lynn said. "It's good to be staying in that groove. I was able to get my fastball early and mix in offspeed pitches. That's what you have to do, keep them off balance, but also know who you are and challenge them with a fastball."

Allen Craig and Beltran each drove in three runs in St. Louis' fourth consecutive win.

Lynn, who had three walks and nine strikeouts, has a nine-game winning streak dating back to last year. His last regular season defeat came Sept. 7, against Milwaukee in relief.

Matt Carpenter and Beltran homered to start the game against Jonathan Sanchez, (0-3), who was ejected later in the first inning along with Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle.

The ejections came after Sanchez pegged Craig in the helmet with a pitch. Hurdle was ejected for arguing, and Jeanmar Gomez pitched the ensuing 4 1/3 innings.

"I have every belief he's trying to pitch in hard," Hurdle said of Sanchez. "He missed his spots over the plate so he's trying to push the hitter back and he clips him. Tim (Timmons) didn't see it that way."

St. Louis and Pittsburgh just split a shortened three-game series over a week ago at PNC Park. The middle contest was postponed for inclement weather.

04/27 10:20:54 ET

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Final
UVA 27
UNC 28
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NCCU 42
SAVST 14
 
3rd
SFG 1
KAN 4
 
Final
WISC 52
MD 7
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SMU 10
MEM 48
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ILL 28
MINN 24
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RICE 41
UNT 21
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NEB 42
RUTG 24
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KST 23
TEX 0
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ARK 45
UAB 17
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UVA 27
UNC 28
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EMICH 17
NILL 28
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NAVY 41
SJST 31
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BST 35
AKR 21
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GASTATE 31
GASO 69
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TOL 42
UMASS 35
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WMICH 42
OHIO 21
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COL 37
UCLA 40
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UMO 10
KSU 3
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WAKE 17
BC 23
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BUF 14
CMICH 20
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MARS 35
FATL 16
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PITT 28
GT 56
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SMISS 20
LATU 31
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MSU 35
MICH 11
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KENT 31
MSST 45
Final
STAN 38
ORST 14
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TCU 82
TTU 27
Final
OKST 10
WVU 34
Final
WKENT 66
ODU 51
Final
UTST 34
UNLV 20
 
Final
MIZZ 24
VANDY 14
Final
UCF 34
TEMPL 14
 
4th
WASU 30
ARZ 52
 
3rd
CLEM 3
SYR 6
 
3rd
LAMON 18
TXST 7
 
3rd
TXSANANTO 0
UTEP 24
 
3rd
COLST 31
WYO 3
 
Half
LSU 3
MISS 7
 
Half
TENN 10
ALA 27
 
Half
AUB 21
SCAR 21
 
2nd
PSU 0
OSU 10
 
10:00pm Tonight
UTAH
USC
10:45pm Tonight
WASH
ARST
11:59pm Tonight
HAW
NEV
Final
SJS 1
BUF 2
3rd
TOR 0
BOS 4
 
3rd
NYI 5
DAL 4
 
3rd
PHI 3
DET 2
 
3rd
OTT 1
NJD 2
 
3rd
MON 2
NYR 1
 
2nd
STL 1
CHI 1
 
2nd
NAS 0
PIT 1
 
2nd
MIN 5
TAM 1
 
1st
ARI 0
FLA 0
 
10:00pm Tonight
CAL
WAS
Final
NCCU 42
SAVST 14