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Pirates Lose To Cardinals Again At Busch Stadium

The St. Louis Cardinals have owned the Pittsburgh Pirates in this young season.  Tonight, the domination continued as they built a big lead and held on for a 8-5 victory.

The Cardinals took the lead in the first inning on an RBI double by Paul Goldschmidt, scoring Tommy Edman to make it 1-0.  They broke it wide open in the second inning for five runs.  A sacrifice fly by Jack Flaherty made it 2-0, followed by a two run single by Edman and an RBI single by Goldschmidt.  Nolan Arenado singled home a run to make it 6-0.

Pittsburgh got on the board in the top of the fifth inning on a two run homerun by Gregory Polanco. St. Louis responded in the bottom of the inning with two more runs.  A sac fly from Edman and a single from Dylan Carlson made it 8-2.

The Pirates cut lead in half with three runs in the top of the seventh inning.  A groundout by Bryan Reynolds and a single by Polanco made it 8-4, and a single by newly acquired by Ildemaro Vargas cut the lead to 8-5.  Unfortunately that is as close as the Bucs would get.

Five games into the season against their divisional foes, the Pirates still haven’t found a way to beat the Cardinals.  They are now eight games under .500 and are in a bit of a tailspin.  They will need to right this ship fast as they head south for the first of a four game series against the Atlanta Braves tomorrow night.

Record vs. Cardinals: 0-5

Record vs. N.L. Central: 7-16

Record on the Road: 9-14

Overall Record: 17-25


As Always…

Let’s Go Bucs!

Chad Carlson

Co-Editor of Fans From The Stands, Pirates' Beat Writer For Armchair Report, Sports writer for AMN, SteelTownRock And Music City Encore Editor