Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 6/28/12
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The St. Louis Cardinals have come through in the clutch lately, and they'll try to continue that trend following a successful road trip. Another strong outing at Busch Stadium from Adam Wainwright might also help the Cardinals begin a season-high 10-game homestand in winning fashion Friday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. St. Louis batted .202 with runners in scoring position in a 5-7 stretch earlier this month before reeling off a season-high five consecutive victories, a streak that ended with a 5-3 loss Wednesday to Miami. The Cardinals (40-36) finished 6-3 on their road trip and were 29 for 65 (.446) with runners in scoring position over the final six games. Carlos Beltran, who is one hit shy of 2,000, was 6 for 11 (.545) in those situations with 11 RBIs, and Matt Holliday was 5 for 7 (.714). "I think we just went through a lull like every team does," manager Mike Matheny told the team's website "It's just periods you go when you're just not getting them with men in sco...
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