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Pirates ride 'Cole train,' even division series

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By R.B. FALLSTROM
AP Sports Writer

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Rookie Gerrit Cole gave up two hits in six dominant innings and drove in a run, Pedro Alvarez had a two-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-1 Friday to even their division series at a game apiece.
 
After taking advantage of several Cardinals mistakes for a convincing win, the Pirates head home for Game 3 at PN Park, where fans raucously celebrated Pittsburgh's return to the postseason.
 
Wild-card winner Francisco Liriano faces Cardinals rookie Joe Kelly on Sunday.

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