Baseball: Tsutsugo homers in 2nd straight game for Pirates

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Yoshitomo Tsutsugo went deep for the second straight game for the first time in his two major league seasons Saturday as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4. Batting cleanup and playing first base, Tsutsugo broke a 1-1 tie by opening the fourth inning with a solo home run off J.A. Happ. He then singled in the decisive fifth run in the seventh off another lefty, Genesis Cabrera (2-4), at Busch Stadium. On Friday, Tsutsugo, who joined the Pirates as a free agent Monday after being released by the Los Angeles Dodgers, blasted a ninth-inning, pinch-hit solo shot to help end his...

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