The Pittsburgh Pirates opened up a three-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals tonight at PNC Park. With Pittsburgh in contention for a playoff spot every game is big, but this one held a little more weight since St. Louis was tied with the Pirates in the division coming into tonight. This game also marked the debut of the recently acquired Chris Archer.
St. Louis would jump out to an early lead when Matt Carpenter welcomed Archer to the National League with a 395 ft. home run to lead off the game. The Buccos would take the lead in the bottom half of the inning. Gregory Polanco hit a two RBI triple and then came around to score on a Colin Moran sac fly to left.
The Cardinals would gain a run back in the second on a Yairo Munoz double to right, but Pittsburgh would open things up...Read More