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Cardinals beat Arizona in 10, stay alone in 1st

By BOB BAUM
AP Sports Writer

PHOENIX (AP) - Jhonny Peralta drove in three runs, one with the go-ahead single in the 10th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals survived an Arizona rally to beat the Diamondbacks 7-6 Friday night and stay alone atop the NL Central.

The game came hours after the Diamondbacks announced manager Kirk Gibson had been fired.

Pittsburgh won at Cincinnati 3-1 earlier Friday night, so the Pirates remain a game behind the Cardinals with two to play.

Matt Adams led off the Cardinals 10th with a double to deep right, where outfielder David Peralta appeared to misjudge the ball. Jhonny Peralta followed with a sharp single to center to score what proved to be the winning run.

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