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Mariners end 5-game skid, beat Cardinals 4-1

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R.B. FALLSTROM

AP Sports Writer 

ST. LOUIS (AP) - 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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