Pittsburgh 11, St. Louis 6

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 7:05 PM
Location - PNC Park
Temperature - 73°
Umpires - Home Plate - John Hirschbeck, First Base - James Hoye, Second Base - Lazaro Diaz, Third Base - Wally Bell,
Attendance - 11785

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
St. Louis 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 6 9 0
Pittsburgh 2 1 3 0 4 1 0 0 0 11 14 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 77-74 46-28 31-46 L3
Pittsburgh 53-98 38-39 15-59 W5

Recap

Pedro Alvarez homered and drove in four and Charlie Morton earned his first major league win since May as the Pittsburgh Pirates dominated the St. Louis Cardinals, 11-6, on Wednesday.

Garrett Jones added three hits and scored a pair and Andrew McCutchen chipped in two hits and two runs scored for the Pirates, who have won five games in a row.

Kyle Lohse (4-8) struggled for the Cardinals, allowing a pair of runs in the first inning on Jose Tabata’s RBI triple and Neil Walker’s run-scoring groundout. Pittsburgh also tacked on another run in the second as John Bowker belted a solo homer.

Lohse could not get it under control, allowing three more in the third on Jones’ ground-rule double and Alvarez’s two-run double before being pulled.

The St. Louis bullpen wasn’t much better, as P.J. Walters allowed four more runs in the fifth and another in the sixth to let the game get out of hand.

Morton (2-11), who entered the contest with the worst ERA in the majors at 8.61, allowed just two runs on four hits in six innings while walking one and striking out five.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   Pittsburgh
Kyle Lohse Player Charlie Morton
Loss W/L Win
3.0 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 5
7 Hits 4
18.00 ERA 3.00
Hitting
St. Louis   Pittsburgh
Colby Rasmus Player John Bowker
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 2
0 HR 1
2 TB 7
.667 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 9 0 13 .257 14 9 5 3 1 0
Pittsburgh 14 2 26 .400 15 10 11 4 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Pirates have a W/L % of .431 after a win and .313 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .481 after a win and .534 after a loss.
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