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St. Louis Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta celebrates as he reaches home after hitting a solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Sunday, April 27, 2014, in St. Louis. Peralta also hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning to help the Cardinals to a 7-0 victory. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

St. Louis Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta celebrates as he reaches home after hitting a solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Sunday, April 27, 2014, in St. Louis. Peralta also hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning to help the Cardinals to a 7-0 victory. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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