St. Louis 5, Pittsburgh 4

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 1, 2012 2:15 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 98°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Wolf, First Base - Derryl Cousins, Second Base - Ron Kulpa, Third Base - D.J. Reyburn,
Attendance - 37821

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 42-36 23-13 19-23 L1
St. Louis 41-38 18-18 23-20 W1

Recap


Cardinals 5. Pirates 4: Yadier Molina and Allen Craig homered as the host Cardinals avoided a sweep and snapped Pittsburgh’s four-game win streak.

Molina’s solo shot and Craig’s two-run homer staked Jake Westbrook (7-6) to a 3-0 advantage, but the Pirates grabbed the lead in a four-run fourth. Michael McKenry capped the outburst with a 420-foot, three-run homer to left-center.

St. Louis retook the lead in the fifth. Matt Holliday delivered an RBI double, then scored on Shane Robinson’s two-out single.

Westbrook allowed four runs on nine hits, striking out six and walking one, to improve to 1-5 lifetime against Pittsburgh. Jason Motte pitched the final 1 1/3 innings for his 17th save in 21 chances.

Erik Bedard (4-9) lost his fifth straight road start, yielding five runs in 4 2/3 innings.

The Pirates have homered in nine straight games and have hit 11 in the last five games. But they failed in their bid for their first five-game win streak since 2010.

GAME NOTEBOOK: 
The Pirates played without CF Andrew McCutchen, who hurt his left wrist making a diving catch Saturday. It was the first game he’d missed since he got stomach flu the first week of May. …. Cards RF Carlos Beltran, who has an MLB-best nine-game RBI streak, was given the day off. ... Craig has two homers and five RBIs in the last three games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh   St. Louis
Erik Bedard Player Jake Westbrook
Loss W/L Win
4.2 IP 6.0
5 Strikeouts 6
8 Hits 9
9.64 ERA 6.00
Hitting
Pittsburgh   St. Louis
Pedro Alvarez Player Shane Robinson
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Pittsburgh 12 1 18 .324 21 8 4 1 0 0
St. Louis 9 2 16 .290 16 8 5 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .550 after a win and .487 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Houston. The Pirates have a W/L % of .476 after a win and .611 after a loss.