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      Cards rookie earns first MLB win

      John Gast earned his first career big-league win as the Cardinals beat the Mets 10-4 on Tuesday night.

      ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Carlos Beltran drove in four runs and rookie left-hander John Gast picked up a win in his major league debut, helping the St. Louis Cardinals cruise past the New York Mets 10-4 on Tuesday night.

      Gast (1-0) tossed five shutout innings before giving up four runs in the sixth. He surrendered six hits, struck out three and walked one in a 71-pitch effort to help the Cardinals win for the fifth time in six games and 11th in their last 13.

      Beltran slammed a three-run homer in the fifth inning, his team-high tenth, to give St. Louis a 9-0 lead. He also added a run-scoring hit in the third.

      Dillon Gee (2-5) gave up six runs -- five earned -- in four innings for the Mets, who lost their fifth straight.