by Zane Heiple
|Photo by AP|
The St. Louis Cardinals offense came out swinging this afternoon, and were able to counter any threat by the Pittsburgh Pirates, as they went on to take three out of four in a 7-4 win. Jeff Karstens started for Pittsburgh and had one of his worst outings on the season. He would only go 3.2 innings allowing five runs on five hits, while walking two batters and striking out only one.
The Cardinals would tie the game in the third with a single by Ryan Theriot. They took the lead with a run in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Allen Craig. They would then add two more runs in the seventh to put away any chance of a Pittsburgh comeback. Chris Resop was the pitcher that was touched up with the final two runs of the game.
This road trip for the Buccos will continue tomorrow with the start of a three game series with the Houston Astros. Ross Ohlendorf will look to improve on his last start, while the Astros will counter with Wandy Rodriguez. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05pm.
Record vs. N.L. Central: 31-31
Record on the Road: 31-34
Overall Record: 62-71
Let’s Go Bucs!!!