Pittsburgh 2, St. Louis 1

Date - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 4:05 PM
Location - PNC Park
Temperature - 76°
Umpires - Home Plate - Eric Cooper, First Base - Cory Blaser, Second Base - Chad Fairchild, Third Base - Jeff Kellogg,
Attendance -

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 62-42 32-17 30-25 L5
Pittsburgh 63-42 34-18 29-24 W2

Recap


Pirates 2, Cardinals 1 (11, 1st): Alex Presley delivered a walk-off single with one out in the 11th inning as host Pittsburgh edged St. Louis and moved into first place in the National League Central.

Kevin Siegrist (0-1) forced Pedro Alvarez to fly out to center to open the 11th, but the left-hander issued consecutive walks to Russell Martin and Gaby Sanchez. Presley delivered six pitches later when his comebacker ricocheted off the glove of Siegrist and past shortstop Pete Kozma into left field.

Vin Mazzaro (6-2) walked a batter in his only inning of work for the Pirates, who lead the Cardinals by 1 1/2 games after winning the nightcap 6-0 to improve to major league-best 64-42. St. Louis has lost six straight after the sweep – a stretch during which the NL’s best offense has scored a total of six runs.

Pittsburgh jumped out to an early advantage in the first as Andrew McCutchen and Alvarez hit back-to-back two-out doubles. However, St. Louis starter Lance Lynn gave up only one hit and struck out six thereafter, setting down 16 of the final 19 batters he faced before departing after six innings.

After giving up his only run on a groundout to Matt Holliday in the third, Burnett retired seven in a row until Jon Jay reached base following a wild pitch on a strikeout to open the sixth. The right-hander finished his seven-inning outing strong, posting three of his nine strikeouts against the last five hitters he faced.

GAME NOTEBOOK: St. Louis 1B Allen Craig did not start but struck out as a pinch hitter for Lynn in the seventh. He is hitless in his last 19 at-bats and has fanned 10 times over that stretch. … Fifteen of the last 19 games played by the Pirates have been decided by one or two runs. Pittsburgh’s 20 one-run wins are tied for the third-highest total in the majors. … The Cardinals acquired minor league INF Juan Herrera from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for LHP Marc Rzepczynski.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   Pittsburgh
Lance Lynn Player A.J. Burnett
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 7.0
7 Strikeouts 9
3 Hits 3
1.50 ERA 1.29
Hitting
St. Louis   Pittsburgh
Matt Holliday Player Alex Presley
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.400 Avg .400

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 6 0 7 .158 21 10 1 5 0 2
Pittsburgh 6 0 8 .167 10 11 2 6 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Pirates have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .643 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .532 after a win and .690 after a loss.