The Pittsburgh Pirates did everything they could this weekend to help the St. Louis Cardinals gain ground in the N.L. Central Standings. After two close losses on Friday and Saturday to their divisional foes, the Bucs were beaten easily this afternoon at Busch Stadium by a 7-0 score. With the victory, the Cardinals completed a three game weekend sweep of the Pirates.
The Bucs fell to ten games under .500 with the loss and their starter, Ivan Nova, lost his 13th game of the year, giving up five runs on five hits in five innings. Michael Wacha, the Cardinals’ starter, gave up five hits and struck out seven in eight innings.
Yadier Molina was the star of the day for St. Louis, contributing two hits and five RBIs on the day. Andrew McCutchen had two hits for Pittsburgh, but there was...Read More