St. Louis 10, Pittsburgh 7

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 8:15 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 83°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Iassogna, First Base - Angel Campos, Third Base - Dale Scott,
Attendance - 36345

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 3 0 7 9 4
St. Louis 1 0 0 1 4 1 3 0 10 13 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 10-13 5-4 5-9 L1
St. Louis 15-8 7-3 8-5 W1

Recap


Cardinals 10, Pirates 7:
David Freese hit a three-run homer and Adam Wainwright won his first game since 2010 to lead host St. Louis.

Matt Holliday and Rafael Furcal also homered as the Cardinals won for the fourth time in five games.

Wainwright (1-3) gave up four runs and five hits in seven innings for his first victory in five starts this season. Wainwright missed last season after Tommy John elbow surgery and won his first game since beating the Chicago Cubs on Sept. 24, 2010.

Jason Motte struck out two in the ninth for his fourth save in five opportunities.

The contest was tied 2-2 in the fifth when Holliday singled and Carlos Beltran walked before Freese hit his blast to right-center field off Pirates starter Charlie Morton (1-2). Allen Craig added a run-scoring single later in the inning.

Holliday homered in the sixth to make it 7-2. Furcal hit a two-run blast in the seventh to boost the lead to 10-4 but the Pirates tallied three times in the eighth on a two-run single by Garrett Jones and a run-scoring single by Pedro Alvarez.

Alvarez and Jose Tabata each hit two-run homers for the Pirates. Tabata homered in the third and Alvarez went deep in the seventh.

Holliday, who had three hits, also delivered a run-scoring single in the first for St. Louis.

Morton allowed six runs (five earned) and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: St. Louis postseason hero Allen Craig (knee) played for the first time this season and went 2-for-4. … Pittsburgh’s Neil Walker went 2-for-3 to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. … The Cardinals announced they will retire the uniform No. 10 worn by former manager Tony La Russa on May 11. … The Pirates committed four errors.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh   St. Louis
Charlie Morton Player Adam Wainwright
Loss W/L Win
4.1 IP 7.0
5 Strikeouts 6
8 Hits 5
10.38 ERA 5.14
Hitting
Pittsburgh   St. Louis
Neil Walker Player Matt Holliday
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
2 TB 6
.667 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Pittsburgh 9 2 18 .273 8 9 7 3 0 4
St. Louis 13 3 24 .333 15 8 8 2 4 0

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .778 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Pirates have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .615 after a loss.
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