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Updated: 10/10/2013 01:19:00AM

Cards claim NLDS

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St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina, right, is safe at first as the ball gets past Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Justin Morneau in the fourth inning of Game 5 in a National League baseball division series on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in St. Louis. Molina was credited with a single on the play. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Adams, right, is tagged out by Pittsburgh Pirates' Russell Martin in the fourth inning of Game 5 of a National League baseball division series, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in St. Louis. Adams was caught between third and home on a ground ball by Jon Jay. (AP Photo/Sarah Conard)

St. Louis Cardinals' David Freese runs to first base after hitting a two-run home run against Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole in the second inning of Game 5 of a National League baseball division series, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

St. Louis Cardinals' David Freese (23) runs to the dugout with Jon Jay (19) after Freese drove in Jay with a two-run home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second inning of Game 5 of a National League baseball division series, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Starling Marte makes a diving catch on a ball hit by St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter in the third inning Game 5 of a National League baseball division series on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

St. Louis Cardinals' David Freese follows through on a two-run home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second inning of Game 5 of a National League baseball division series, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma makes a diving catch of a ball hit by Pittsburgh Pirates' Neil Walker in the fourth inning of Game 5 of a National League baseball division series, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

St. Louis Cardinals' David Freese, right, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two-run home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second inning of Game 5 of a National League baseball division series, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright applauds after second baseman Matt Carpenter caught a line drive by Pittsburgh Pirates' Pedro Alvarez and then threw to first to catch Marlon Byrd off base for a double play in the second inning of Game 5 of a National League baseball division series, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

St. Louis Cardinals' David Freese (23) hits a two-run home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second inning of Game 5 of a National League baseball division series, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in St. Louis. Catching for the Pirates is Russell Martin. (AP Photo/Sarah Conard)

Pittsburgh Pirates starter Gerrit Cole pitches to a St. Louis Cardinals batter in the first inning of Game 5 of a National League baseball division series, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

St. Louis Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning of Game 5 of a National League baseball division series, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen walks back to the dugout after striking out in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of a National League baseball division series, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Pittsburgh Pirates starter Gerrit Cole pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning of Game 5 of a National League baseball division series, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Pittsburgh Pirates starter Gerrit Cole pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning of Game 5 of a National League baseball division series, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

St. Louis Cardinals' David Freese, right, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two-run home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second inning of Game 5 of a National League baseball division series, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Pittsburgh Pirates starter Gerrit Cole pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning of Game 5 of a National League baseball division series, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

By R.B. FALLSTROM

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ST. LOUIS — Adam Wainwright went all the way and the St. Louis Cardinals got two-run homers from David Freese and Matt Adams to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 on Wednesday night, advancing to the NL championship series.

Wainwright scattered eight hits in his second dominant win of the division series.

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