Pittsburgh 2, St. Louis 0

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 21, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - PNC Park
Temperature - 45°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Reynolds, First Base - Mike DiMuro, Second Base - James Hoye, Third Base - Jim Joyce,
Attendance - 25218

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 10-5 4-2 6-3 L1
Pittsburgh 6-8 3-2 3-6 W1

Recap

Pirates 2, Cardinals 0: A.J. Burnett made his first Pirates start a memorable one, throwing seven shutout innings as host Pittsburgh blanked the Cardinals.

Burnett, acquired in an off-season deal from the Yankees, was a surprise starter. He cut short his rehab assignment after recovering from a right orbital fracture he suffered during spring training.

Once considered a possible free-agent target by St. Louis, Burnett improved to 5-3 lifetime against the Cardinals by allowing three hits and striking out seven.

Andrew McCutchen led off the fourth with a single and came around to score on Pedro Alvarez’s infield hit. In the sixth, Alvarez grounded a single into right to score McCutchen again.

Jake Westbrook (2-1) was the hard-luck loser, allowing two runs over 6 2/3 innings.

St. Louis threatened in the eighth, putting runners on second and third with one out. But Tony Watson fanned super-sub Matt Carpenter, and Jason Grilli struck out Matt Holliday on a vicious breaking ball. Joel Hanrahan worked around two walks to earn his second save

GAME NOTEBOOK: Despite the win, the Pirates’ 29 runs scored this season are by far the fewest in MLB. … Westbrook fell to 0-4 against the Pirates. … With Jon Jay and Skip Schumaker sidelined with injuries, Shane Robinson played center for the Cardinals and went 1-for-4 with an error.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   Pittsburgh
Jake Westbrook Player A.J. Burnett
Loss W/L Win
6.2 IP 7.0
6 Strikeouts 7
7 Hits 3
2.70 ERA 0.00
Hitting
St. Louis   Pittsburgh
Matt Carpenter Player Pedro Alvarez
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 5 0 5 .167 20 11 0 4 0 1
Pittsburgh 7 0 8 .233 14 6 2 3 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Pirates have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .444 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .800 after a loss.
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