Pittsburgh 6, St. Louis 0

Date - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 7:35 PM
Location - PNC Park
Temperature - 75°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Schrieber, First Base - Chad Fairchild, Second Base - Jeff Kellogg, Third Base - Cory Blaser,
Attendance - 33861

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Pittsburgh 0 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 6 11 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 62-43 32-17 30-26 L6
Pittsburgh 64-42 35-18 29-24 W3

Recap


Pirates 6, Cardinals 0:
Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run homer and fill-in starter Brandon Cumpton tossed seven superb innings for his first career victory as host Pittsburgh completed a doubleheader sweep of sinking St. Louis.

Cumpton (1-1) allowed three hits and a walk while striking out five after being recalled to serve as the 26th man and make the start. The Pirates won the opener 2-1 on Alex Presley’s 11th-inning single and have the best record in the major leagues at 64-42.

Jordy Mercer, Gaby Sanchez and Tony Sanchez also had RBIs as Pittsburgh took a 1 1/2-game lead over the Cardinals in the National League Central. St. Louis has lost a season-worst six straight games, scoring just five runs during the skid.

Mercer’s bloop single in the fifth gave Pittsburgh a 2-0 lead and McCutchen followed with his 15th homer, a blast to left field that caromed off Matt Holliday's glove and over the fence. Gaby Sanchez had a run-scoring double in the seventh and Tony Sanchez added a sacrifice fly later in the frame to help the Pirates improve to 3-0 in the five-game series that concludes Thursday.

Tyler Lyons (2-4) was recalled to start for St. Louis and gave up four runs (three earned) and eight hits in six innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cardinals C Yadier Molina left after three innings with a sprained knee and is likely to land on the disabled list. … Pittsburgh had three triples – one apiece by Starling Marte, Josh Harrison and Presley. … St. Louis acquired minor-league INF Juan Herrera from the Cleveland Indians for LHP Marc Rzepczynski.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   Pittsburgh
Tyler Lyons Player Brandon Cumpton
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 7.0
5 Strikeouts 5
8 Hits 3
4.50 ERA 0.00
Hitting
St. Louis   Pittsburgh
Tyler LyonsPlayer Gaby Sanchez
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
1 TB 3
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 3 0 3 .094 15 6 0 2 0 1
Pittsburgh 11 1 22 .314 20 6 5 2 1 2

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Pirates have a W/L % of .578 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 .674 after a loss.