The Pittsburgh Pirates kicked off their final home stand of the 2017 season tonight in the first of three against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Bucs have a chance to play spoiler this weekend as the Cardinals are battling for a playoff spot here late in the season. Unfortunately, after putting themselves in position to take the first game tonight, the Pirates fell apart late and lost 4-3.
Michael Wacha and Ivan Nova opposed each other on the mound tonight, and neither had an outstanding start, each lasting five innings. Wacha gave up two runs on three hits, while Nova gave up two runs (one earned) on six hits.
The Cardinals scored the game’s first run on a single by Dexter Fowler, bringing Matt Carpenter home to make it a 1-0 advantage...Read More