Pujols hits 701st homer, Flaherty pitches Cards past Pirates


              St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jack Flaherty throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            
              St. Louis Cardinals' Nolan Arenado, left, and Paul Goldschmidt celebrate as 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
            St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Lars Nootbaar, bottom, catches popup in foul territory by Pittsburgh Pirates' Cal Mitchell as Cardinals second baseman Brendan Donovan, top, also dives for the ball to end the top of the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols follows through on a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols tips his cap after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) St. Louis Cardinals' Dylan Carlson (3) is tagged out by Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Rodolfo Castro (14) on a failed stolen base attempt during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)