Pittsburgh 7, St. Louis 3

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, June 30, 2012 2:15 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 99°
Umpires - Home Plate - D.J. Reyburn, First Base - Jim Wolf, Second Base - Derryl Cousins, Third Base - Ron Kulpa,
Attendance - 37162

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 42-35 23-13 19-22 W4
St. Louis 40-38 17-18 23-20 L3

Recap


Pirates 7, Cardinals 3: Third baseman Pedro Alvarez launched a first-inning grand slam as visiting Pittsburgh won its fourth straight.

Alvarez turned on a 3-2 fastball from Lance Lynn (10-4) and deposited his second career grand slam 432 feet away in the right-field seats. The rally started with two outs when Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones singled ahead of a walk to Neil Walker.

Alvarez, who has eight RBIs in the series, extended Pittsburgh’s home run streak to eight games. McCutchen went 2-for-4, making him 6-for-9 in the series with five runs scored, but left in the seventh with an apparent left wrist injury sustained while making a diving catch in the third inning.

In his second start since being sidelined two months with shoulder inflammation, Jeff Karstens (1-2) pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on four hits while fanning seven.

St. Louis lost its third straight despite two hits and an RBI from Matt Holliday, who is on a 25-for-50 tear.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Pittsburgh hit a National League-leading 39 home runs in June. … St. Louis fell to 17-18 at home. … Lynn has struggled in his last three starts, going 0-2 while surrendering 17 runs and 25 hits in 15 1/3 innings. ... The Pirates have scored 37 runs in their four-game win streak.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh   St. Louis
Jeff Karstens Player Lance Lynn
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 5.0
7 Strikeouts 6
4 Hits 7
2.57 ERA 10.80
Hitting
Pittsburgh   St. Louis
Andrew McCutchen Player Matt Holliday
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Pittsburgh 8 1 14 .229 15 11 7 4 1 0
St. Louis 6 0 9 .188 11 8 3 2 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .550 after a win and .474 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Pirates have a W/L % of .488 after a win and .611 after a loss.