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Cardinals tied for division lead with loss to Mariners


Rookie James Paxton gave up two hits in six shutout innings and the Seattle Mariners ended a five-game losing streak, beating St. Louis 4-1 Saturday night and dropping the Cardinals into a first-place tie in the NL Central.


St. Louis and Pittsburgh share the division lead once again.


The Pirates topped the Cubs 2-1.


The Cardinals mustered only three hits, including Matt Carpenter's league-leading 50th double in the eighth.


He later scored on a wild pitch by Charlie Furbush.


Franklin Gutierrez hit a two-run double in the fifth inning that ended St. Louis rookie Michael Wacha's scoreless streak at 23 2-3 innings.


Kendrys Morales hit his 22nd homer in eighth off Tyler Lyons to make it 3-0.

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