St. Louis 5, Pittsburgh 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 22, 2012 1:35 PM
Location - PNC Park
Temperature - 44°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike DiMuro, First Base - James Hoye, Second Base - Jim Joyce, Third Base - Jim Reynolds,
Attendance - 30437

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
St. Louis 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 10 0
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 11-5 4-2 7-3 W1
Pittsburgh 6-9 3-3 3-6 L1

Recap

Cardinals 5, Pirates 1: Kyle Lohse tossed seven-plus superb innings and Rafael Furcal recorded three hits and an RBI while scoring twice as St. Louis took the rubber game of its three-game series at Pittsburgh.

David Freese added a two-run single and Matt Holliday plated a run for the Cardinals, who have won six of eight.

Lohse (3-0) remained perfect thus far this season, allowing one run and six hits while striking out five. The veteran improved to 8-2 lifetime against the Pirates.

Furcal led off the game with a single and scored three batters later on Carlos Beltran's double-play grounder. He opened the third with a double and crossed the plate later in the inning on Freese's hit to right field that gave St. Louis a 3-0 lead.

Erik Bedard (0-4) remained winless despite yielding two earned runs or less for the fourth time in as many starts this year. The left-hander surrendered seven hits and four walks with seven strikeouts.

Pinch-hitter Casey McGehee delivered an RBI single for the Pirates, who have scored two runs or fewer in 11 of their 15 games this season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Pirates have scored a total of three runs in Bedard's four starts ... Lohse has allowed three runs over 17 innings this campaign ... Cardinals OF Jon Jay was not with the team as he returned to St. Louis to have his injured right shoulder examined ... Pittsburgh OF Jose Tabata recorded his second two-hit performance of the series.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   Pittsburgh
Kyle Lohse Player Erik Bedard
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 7.0
5 Strikeouts 7
6 Hits 7
1.29 ERA 2.57
Hitting
St. Louis   Pittsburgh
Rafael Furcal Player Jose Tabata
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 3
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 10 0 12 .286 21 9 4 5 1 0
Pittsburgh 6 0 8 .188 9 5 1 0 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Pirates have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .444 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Chi. Cubs. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .833 after a loss.
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