St. Louis 9, Pittsburgh 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, July 23, 2011 7:05 PM
Location - PNC Park
Temperature - 88°
Umpires - Home Plate - Wally Bell, First Base - John Hirschbeck, Second Base - Scott Barry, Third Base - Lazaro Diaz,
Attendance - 39102

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
St. Louis 0 2 0 0 5 0 0 0 2 9 12 0
Pittsburgh 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 53-47 25-21 28-26 W3
Pittsburgh 51-47 25-25 26-22 L3

Recap


Lance Berkman belted his National League-leading 27th homer and Jaime Garcia pitched effectively into the eighth inning as the St. Louis Cardinals cruised past the host Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1 on Saturday night.

Berkman's three-run blast to center field capped a five-run fifth and put the game out of reach as the Cardinals moved into a first-place tie with Milwaukee in the National League Central, one game clear of Pittsburgh.

Garcia (10-4) allowed one run on eight hits in 7 1/3 innings as he continued his sensational July. The crafty lefthander is 3-1 with a 1.71 ERA in four starts this month.

St. Louis' Yadier Molina added his seventh home run of the season and Albert Pujols had a run-scoring single in the fifth, giving him 15 RBIs in 13 games since returning from the disabled list in early July.

Kevin Correia (11-8) was charged with a season-high seven runs in 4 2/3 innings. He has allowed 15 runs in his last 14 1/3 innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   Pittsburgh
Jaime Garcia Player Kevin Correia
Win W/L Loss
7.1 IP 4.2
5 Strikeouts 2
8 Hits 8
1.23 ERA 13.50
Hitting
St. Louis   Pittsburgh
Daniel Descalso Player Chase d'Arnaud
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 12 2 20 .316 18 6 9 7 0 0
Pittsburgh 8 0 10 .250 16 7 1 1 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Pirates have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .587 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .521 after a loss.
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