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Pineiro likely to start for Cardinals this weekend

Updated: July 31, 2007, 7:11 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- A big weekend put the St. Louis Cardinals close enough to contending status to at least take a stab at improving the roster at the trade deadline.

The pitching-starved defending World Series champions on Tuesday acquired right-hander Joel Pineiro, optioned to the minors last week by the Boston Red Sox, and cash for a minor-league player to be named. The Cardinals had won three in a row, including comebacks from deficits of six and five runs, and were six games back ...

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