The Cardinals hosted the Pirates for the third game in their series. They unfortunately already secured a series loss, so they were looking to avoid the sweep and stop a three game skid with this game. Jake Westbrook gave up runs early, but the offense backed him up to pick up the win. Details follow after the jump.
|WP||J. Westbrook (7-6)|
|LP||E. Bedard (4-9)|
|SV||J. Motte (17)|
|R. Furcal ss||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||2||.280|
|M. Carpenter 1b||3||2||1||0||0||0||2||0||1||.291|
|M. Rzepczynski p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|M. Boggs p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|J. Jay cf||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.321|
|M. Holliday lf||3||1||1||1||0||1||1||0||1||.307|
|A. Craig rf-1b||4||1||1||2||1||0||1||0||2||.311|
|D. Freese 3b||4||0||1||0||0||0||2||0||2||.279|
|J. Motte p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Y. Molina c||3||1||1||1||1||1||0||0||2||.312|
|S. Robinson cf-rf||4||0||2||1||0||0||0||0||1||.252|
|T. Greene 2b||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||.226|
|D. Descalso ph-2b-3b||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||.228|
|J. Westbrook p||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.160|
|S. Schumaker ph-rf-2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.286|
- Rafael Furcal picked up a single to raise his average to .280.
- Matt Carpenter hit a single and scored two of the Cardinals five runs.
- Matt Holliday his his 19th double of the season and drove in his 49th RBI.
- Allen Craig his his eleventh home run of the season and his two RBIs were his 38th and 39th of the season
- David Freese picked up a single in his first audition for the MLB Final Vote.
- Yadier Molina hit his thirteenth home run of the season.
- Shane Robinson had two singles and an RBI.
- Marc Rzepczynski, Mitchell Boggs, and Jason Motte combined for three scoreless innings. Motte pitched one a third perfect innings with two strikeouts to pick up the save.
- Every starter had a hti except for Tyler Greene. The Cardinals had a good offensive day, but still left fourteen runners stranded.
- Jake Westbrook just missed out on the quality start due to a rocky fourth inning. If not for giving up a home run, his line would have looked much better.
3) Shane Robinson – Robinson picked up two hits and an RBI.
2) Yadier Molina – Yadi’s early blast scored the first run for the Cardinals in this game.
1) Allen Craig – Craig’s two-run shot helped the Cardinals keep pace with the Pirates.
|Cincinnati Reds||43||35||.551||—||23-16||20-19||331||298||+33||Lost 1||5-5|
|Pittsburgh Pirates||42||36||.538||1.0||23-13||19-23||297||291||+6||Lost 1||6-4|
|St. Louis Cardinals||41||38||.519||2.5||18-18||23-20||395||338||+57||Won 1||6-4|
|Milwaukee Brewers||36||42||.462||7.0||20-19||16-23||344||355||–11||Won 2||5-5|
|Houston Astros||32||47||.405||11.5||23-19||9-28||321||374||–53||Lost 4||4-6|
|Chicago Cubs||29||49||.372||14.0||19-20||10-29||286||357||–71||Won 3||5-5|
The Cardinals host the Colorado Rockies tonight at 7:15 in the first of a three game series. Kyle Lohse takes a 7-2 record and 2.82 ERA to the mound against Josh Outman. Outman is 0-3 this season with a 9.32 ERA.