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    St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates
    Thursday, July 9, 7:05 PM EDT , PNC Park
    Carlos Martinez, RHP
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    Since allowing seven earned runs in 5 1/3 innings against the Pirates at PNC Park on May 9, Martinez has turned things around in a dramatic way with a 1.52 ERA in his last 10 outings to go with nine straight quality starts.
    Jeff Locke, LHP
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    Locke is coming off arguably the best start of his career, holding the Indians scoreless over eight two-hit innings Saturday. While he's struggled on the road, he is 3-2 with a 2.64 ERA in 10 starts at PNC Park this season.
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    St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates
    Friday, July 10, 7:05 PM EDT , PNC Park
    Lance Lynn, RHP
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    Lynn posted a season-high 10 strikeouts and a no-decision when he faced the Pirates in a 2-1 St. Louis win on May 1. He has struggled to receive run support, but created his own with two runs scored in his last outing.
    Gerrit Cole, RHP
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    St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates
    Saturday, July 11, 7:15 PM EDT , PNC Park
    John Lackey, RHP
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    Lackey has thrown seven or more innings in seven of his last eight starts. He helped the Cardinals to a win over Pittsburgh on May 2 by allowing one run over six innings. He is 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA in two previous starts at PNC Park.
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    St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates
    Sunday, July 12, 8:05 PM EDT , PNC Park
    Tim Cooney, LHP
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    Francisco Liriano, LHP
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    This my friends is going to be the series of the year when it comes to the National League!!! At least these are the two best teams going at it right now, no discredit to the Dodgers :duck:..... The Cardinals don't need to worry about anything but this series and go game by game... The Pirates are playing really well but they have been playing teams that quit frankly aren't playing that well right now...
     
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    The two games that you really have to worry about is the game against Cole and the one that Cooney is going to be starting for Jaime Garcia.. I like the guys that we have going and I think they can win any game but not to get ahead of ourselves the Cards just need to do what they have been doing all year and that is take that one game at a time and don't think about the time off you are about to get..
     
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    Carlos was just amazing out there tonight... Doesn't matter when it came to a rain delay or not the kid is looking like he is getting better with every start.. The offense came thru when they needed to but it will be nice when Holliday comes back..

    The one thing that I got tired of seeing was the late time out calls... That last one with Maness looked almost like it hurt him and if that is the case the umps really need to stop doing that crap...

    Well overall a great win for the Red Birds!!!!!!
     
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    still the best damn record in the majors... again... rassum frassum grumbling grrrrr
     
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    I hear ya Cap... :applause:The Cardinals are just playing really great ball this season but that could be said for the past several years..
     
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    Cards ride big inning, Martinez past Pirates
    1:46 AM ET

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    Molina's two-run single 0:53
    7/9/15: With the bases loaded, Yadier Molina laces a single up the middle, knocking in two runs and stretching the Cardinals' lead to 4-0


    By Tom Singer and John McGonigal / MLB.com | 1:46 AM ET
    PITTSBURGH -- Two-run singles by Matt Carpenter and Yadier Molina comprised a scoreless tiebreaking fifth-inning rally Thursday night as the Cardinals downed the Pirates, 4-1, landing the first punch of an early National League Central showdown between the NL's top two teams.
    Between dodging a pair of early two-on, none-out jams, Esurance All-Star Game Final Vote nominee Carlos Martinez was brilliant in raising St. Louis' division lead to 5 1/2 games over the Bucs, whose winning streak ended at five games. He went 7 1/3 innings, allowing four hits, walking two, striking out eight and hitting 100 mph on his 97th pitch, in the seventh inning.
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    Martinez shuts down Pirates
    STL@PIT: Martinez holds Bucs scoreless for win No. 10
    7/9/15: Carlos Martinez strikes out eight Pirates over 7 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing four hits and two walks for his 10th win of 2015
    Three of the four runs in the game-breaking rally against Jeff Locke were unearned as a result of shortstop Jordy Mercer's fielding error on a slowly hit grounder by Xavier Scruggs. Locke went five innings, allowing five hits and issuing three walks with five strikeouts.
    The Pirates didn't get on the scoreboard until the ninth, when All-Star Andrew McCutchen led off the inning against Seth Maness with a blistering home run to center field.
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    Cutch's mammoth solo shot
    STL@PIT: Cutch cranks mammoth solo shot to center
    7/9/15: Andrew McCutchen crushes a mammoth solo home run to straightaway center, his 11th of the season, putting the Pirates on the board
    MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
    Grichuk grooves one: The four-run fifth inning was highlighted by Carpenter and Molina's singles, but the productive frame started with Randal Grichuk. In an 0-2 hole to start, the outfielder did well to leave off a 90-mph two-seam fastball and, on the next pitch, hang in there on an 80-mph knuckle-curve, which he lined to center field to open the inning.
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    He who hesitates, etc.: The Pirates ran themselves out of a golden opportunity to strike first, after Gregory Polanco's double and Neil Walker's single opened the first. McCutchen followed with a grounder to shortstop Jhonny Peralta, who flipped to Carpenter for the force at second. When Polanco broke late for the plate, Carpenter, instead of relaying for the routine double play, fired home to erase Polanco. More >
    "We made a baserunning gaffe," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said, curtly. "They were able to get something done in an opportunity, and we weren't."
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    Must C: Cards turn double plays
    Must C Combo: Cardinals turn a pair of double plays
    7/9/15: The Cardinals turn a pair of double plays that kept the Pirates off the board and helped Carlos Martinez earn the win
    Turned away, again: An even bigger shot was missed by the Pirates in the fourth, but this was all just ill luck. With men on second and third and none out, Pedro Alvarez ripped a 3-0 pitch right back up the box, and Martinez turned it into a double play with a quick toss to third. Martinez then fanned Mercer to keep the game scoreless.
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Martinez's snag was more self-defense than anything.
    "When you get a couple of those go your way in big situations that could get the ball rolling in a pretty bad direction for us, it's pretty important," Matheny said of the double plays.
    Kolten comes back: After missing the previous two games with a concussion, Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong was cleared before Thursday's game and, while he didn't start, he did make an appearance. Wong entered as a pinch-hitter in the sixth, driving a single to left field. He stayed in the game, moving Carpenter to third base and Mark Reynolds to first.
    "Always good to see a guy come back. Fortunately he didn't have to go on the DL, able to get him cleared, and right back in there," Matheny said. "He made an impact today." More >
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    Wong's singles in return
    STL@PIT: Wong notches pinch-hit single in return
    7/9/15: Kolten Wong lines a pinch-hit single to right field in his return to the field after missing two games
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    "It's not anything new. ... It's going to leave a mark, but hey, chicks dig scars." -- Wong, on getting hit by a pitch in the back during his ninth-inning at-bat
    "Gosh ... I feel great. The beauty of it is, Pirates love tomorrow." -- Hurdle, on having Gerrit Cole, A.J. Burnett and Francisco Liriano lined up for the next three games of this series
    Kang delights crowd with Gangnam Style dance during rain delay
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    Vance Worley, the erstwhile starting pitcher squirreled away in the Pirates' bullpen, lowered his ERA in 10 relief appearances to 1.56 by putting up three more zeros.
    • Molina not only stole his first base of the season, but it was also his first swiped bag since May 12, 2014.
    WHAT'S NEXT
    Cardinals: Lance Lynn will take the hill as the Cardinals look to extend their division lead over the Pirates on Friday at 6:05 p.m. CT at PNC Park. Lynn (6-4, 2.53 ERA) faced the Pirates on May 1 in St. Louis, allowing just one run and four hits in a seven-inning no-decision.
    Pirates: Cole makes his first start as an All-Star in Friday night's 7:05 p.m. ET second game of the weekend series against the Cardinals. The Majors' top winner (12-3) did not appear in the two early-season series with St. Louis so will be making his first start against the Redbirds since Sept. 1.
     
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    The Cardinals will have there hands full tonight and there would be nothing better for them to come in and knock around there Ace!!! Cole is pitching like a champ but every Ace will have there bad games...
     
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    Carpenter's blast not enough to pick up Lynn

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    7/10/15: Carlos Villanueva strikes out Jordy Mercer and Yadier Molina quickly fires down to first base to double off Jung Ho Kang in the 5th
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    PITTSBURGH -- Gerrit Cole is not only an All-Star. He's an all-timer, as far as Pittsburgh's franchise is concerned. Cole scattered six hits in seven innings Friday night as the Bucs downed the Cardinals, 5-2, to even their four-game series and return within 4 1/2 games of the National League Central leaders.
    With his Majors-leading 13th victory, Cole became the second pitcher in club history to win as many prior to the All-Star Game break, joining Dock Ellis (14-3 in 1971). His main offensive support came from Neil Walker, whose 3-for-4 night included a two-run homer off Lance Lynn in the fourth.
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    STL@PIT: Walker blasts two-run homer to extend lead
    7/10/15: Neil Walker hits a two-run shot to deep right-center field to put the Pirates ahead, 5-2, in the 4th inning
    "When [Lynn] is not hitting both sides of the plate, you can get into some good hitter's counts," Walker said. "That's what we were able to do tonight. I consider myself more of a situational hitter, but getting a pitch up and over the zone, I was able to drive it."
    Matt Carpenter gave the Cardinals a brief 2-1 lead with a two-run homer to straightaway center in the third. Lynn went four innings and allowed five runs, all earned -- matching the combined total off him in his previous six starts.
    MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
    Pinball baseball:
    An apparent third inning-ending double play ball turned into a hit and the Pirates' go-ahead run. With Jung Ho Kang on first, Walker on second and one out, Jordy Mercer sent a grounder toward shortstop Jhonny Peralta. The grounder, however, hit Walker. Per the rules: Mercer gets credit for a hit, Peralta gets credit for one unassisted putout, and the inning continues -- for Pedro Alvarez to single to center to score Kang and give the Bucs a 3-2 lead. More >
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    Mercer's single hits Walker
    STL@PIT: Mercer's single up the middle hits Walker
    7/10/15: Jordy Mercer hits a ball up the middle which strikes Neil Walker in the bottom of the 3rd
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny took issue with the play.
    "The way the rule is stated is if it's not intentional, then it's only one out, which, wow, that's a tough one to wear. You can't prove intent, but it was certainly a good spot for Jhonny to be in to step on the bag and turn two," Matheny said. "That saves us a run right there."
    Carp crushes one: St. Louis struggled to get to Cole, but the Cardinals held a brief lead thanks to a two-run home run off the bat of Carpenter. After Tommy Pham doubled to right to start off the top of the third, Carpenter worked into a favorable 2-0 count, identified an 86-mph slider that caught too much of the zone, and drove it into the center-field shrubbery.
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    Carpenter's two-run homer
    STL@PIT: Carpenter blasts a two-run shot to take lead
    7/10/15: Matt Carpenter blasts a two-run homer to deep center field off Gerrit Cole to put the Cardinals ahead, 2-1, in the 3rd inning
    "The home runs don't come from him on accident," Matheny said. "He's got power."
    All-Star closer: Mark Melancon worked around a one-out single by Randal Grichuk to lock up his Major League-leading 29th save of the season. Melancon struck out Pham swinging to end the game, matching the club record before the All-Star break.
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    Melancon locks down the save
    STL@PIT: Melancon strikes out Pham to notch the save
    7/10/15: Mark Melancon strikes out Tommy Pham in the top of the 9th to secure the 5-2 victory for the Pirates
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    "I've got to start getting ahead of him, or just walk him. Stop messing with him because he seems to have my number or he's got something on me." -- Lynn, on Walker's 3-for-3 night against him More >
    "We didn't chase. His command challenged him tonight, and once we felt he wasn't on top of his game, we tried to [look for pitches] in a very small area." -- Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, on his club's performance against Lynn
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    Cole's career record in PNC Park improved to 18-8; overall, the Pirates have won 23 of his 32 home starts.
    REPLAY REVIEW
    The Cardinals had a baserunner erased in the fourth inning. Cole fired a pitch that bounced off the end of Yadier Molina's bat, but home-plate umpire Brian O'Nora ruled that the pitch hit Molina, who trotted down the line to first base. Hurdle challenged the call, and the call was overturned after a brief review. Molina returned to the batter's box before the call was even made official -- it was clear on the replay shown inside PNC Park -- and wound up grounding out to third base.
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    Molina's hit-by-pitch overturned
    STL@PIT: Hit-by-pitch review keeps Molina at plate
    7/10/15: Yadier Molina stays at the plate after a called hit-by-pitch is challenged and overturned in the top of the 4th inning
    WHAT'S NEXT
    Cardinals: With the series even, veteran right-hander John Lackey will try to buck recent history and be the difference for St. Louis on Saturday at 6:15 p.m. CT at PNC Park. Lackey (7-5, 3.09 ERA) has been superb at home this season with a 1.98 ERA at Busch Stadium, but has left much to be desired on the road. The 36-year-old is 2-3 with a 4.60 ERA in eight road starts this year.
    Pirates: A.J. Burnett makes his 422nd start -- but his first as an All-Star -- Saturday at 7:15 p.m. ET in the third game of the series against the Cardinals. The veteran right-hander's strong 17th season includes a streak without giving up a homer now at 46 innings overall and 39 2/3 innings in PNC Park.
     
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    Cards drop marathon heartbreaker to Bucs
    3:15 AM ET

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    7/11/15: Mark Reynolds connects for two home runs to left field against the Pirates
    By Adam Berry and John McGonigal / MLB.com | 3:15 AM ET
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    PITTSBURGH -- All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen brought another knock-down, drag-out, extra-innings battle between the Pirates and Cardinals to a dramatic ending on Saturday night at PNC Park, launching a two-run walk-off homer in the 14th, and Pittsburgh beat St. Louis, 6-5.
    McCutchen blasted a 1-2 sinker from Cardinals reliever Nick Greenwood over the fence in center field for his 12th home run of the season, extending the longest hitting streak of his career to 18 games. And he savored the final moments of the back-and-forth thriller, which lasted just over five hours, placing his hands on his hips and strutting toward his teammates gathered around the plate.
    Per Elias, McCutchen became the third player since 1900 to extend a hit streak of at least 15 games with a walk-off homer.
    Magic Cutch: Bucs make Cards' leads vanish
    The Pirates had already engineered several dramatic comebacks, tying the score with a two-run eighth and staying alive by answering Mark Reynolds' second homer of the night in the 10th inning. Jhonny Peralta put St. Louis on top again in the 14th, but Neil Walker responded with a leadoff single and McCutchen took it from there.
    "Quite the climactic ending right there. That was a lot of fun," McCutchen said. "Who would have thought it would have come down to that? I don't know, man. ... That was definitely a game to remember."
    MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
    Pedro pounces: Pedro Alvarez entered Saturday night with a dismal .148 batting average against left-handed pitching, but he didn't allow history to stop him from coming through in the clutch. Alvarez, facing southpaw Kevin Siegrist, lined a single into center, plating Jung Ho Kang with the game's tying run -- at the time -- in the bottom of the eighth inning.
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    STL@PIT: Alvarez ties the game with an RBI single
    7/11/15: Pedro Alvarez ropes a single into center and takes second on the throw, scoring Jung Ho Kang from second to tie the game at 3-3
    Early "K" turns into "K.O.": A.J. Burnett appeared to pick up an inning-ending strikeout of Reynolds in the second, getting him to whiff at a curveball in the dirt. But home-plate umpire Vic Carapazza called it a foul tip, and Reynolds responded by blasting the next pitch into the left-field seats. Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli and manager Clint Hurdle were ejected during the resulting argument. More >
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    Reynolds' solo homer
    STL@PIT: Reynolds homers to left, leads to ejections
    7/11/15: Following a foul call on a swing, Mark Reynolds homers to left which leads to Clint Hurdle and Francisco Cervelli being ejected
    Reynolds, again: For the second time in the evening, Reynolds put one in the seats. In the top of the 10th inning, the power threat waited on an 0-2 changeup and launched it over the left-field wall. It gave him his 22nd career multihomer game, and his first this season.
    Batman, indeed: With the Pirates shut down by John Lackey for most of the night, Burnett took matters into his own hands.
    Quality becoming commonplace for Lackey
    The devout Dark Knight fan was solely responsible for the Bucs' first run of the night, lining a two-out, two-strike fastball beyond the left-field wall for his first home run in nearly a decade. The home crowd of 37,318 roared to life as the 38-year-old right-hander rounded the bases and continued with its thunderous applause even after Burnett returned to the dugout.
    "You get lucky every once in a while," Burnett said. More >
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    Burnett's solo smash
    STL@PIT: Burnett hammers a solo homer to left-center
    7/11/15: A.J. Burnett drives a solo home run, his first of the season, to left-center off John Lackey to cut into the Pirates' deficit
    SOUND SMART WITH YOUR FRIENDS
    Burnett's home run was the fourth of his career and his first since July 24, 2005. He hit that one against the Giants -- off former Pirate Kevin Correia, no less -- while playing for the Marlins.
    Gerrit Cole was the last Pirates pitcher to go deep, doing so at Wrigley Field on Sept. 7. The most recent homer by a Pirates pitcher at PNC Park came from Matt Morris on Aug. 4, 2007, against the Reds.
    QUOTABLE
    "When I woke up this morning, I didn't think I'd be on the couch at 7:45, watching the game. I spent a lot of time on the couch." --Hurdle, who watched the final 12 innings from his office after his ejection
    "There's nothing like it. I enjoyed that one. But I also enjoyed A.J.'s homer. It was definitely, all-around, a tremendous game." --McCutchen
    REPLAY REVIEW
    With two runners on and one out in the fifth inning, Cardinals right fielder Jason Heyward chopped a ground ball under the glove of first baseman Alvarez. Kolten Wong scrambled from first to third on Alvarez's error, but the Pirates challenged to determine whether Wong touched second base. After a review, the replay official could not definitively determine whether Wong touched second, and the ruling on the field stood.
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    Carpenter scores on an error
    STL@PIT: Carpenter scores, ruling at second stands
    7/11/15: A fielding error allows Matt Carpenter to score, and the umpires rule Kolten Wong touches second base after the Pirates challenge
    Wong was the subject of another review in the seventh inning. Wong walked and successfully stole second base, and Walker held the tag on Wong as he slid into second and shuffled his feet on and off the bag. With a little encouragement from Pirates coach Dave Jauss, crew chief Larry Vanover initiated a review that confirmed the ruling on the field that Wong was safe.
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    Wong steals second
    STL@PIT: Wong steals second, call confirmed
    7/11/15: Kolten Wong hustles to steal second base in the 7th inning, and a crew chief review confirms the call
    WHAT'S NEXT
    Cardinals: Rookie left-hander Tim Cooney will make his fourth start of the season as St. Louis plays its final game before the All-Star break at 7:05 p.m. CT on Sunday at PNC Park. Despite being tabbed with the loss, Cooney pitched well in his last outing, surrendering just one earned run and three hits in 5 1/3 innings against the Cubs.
    Pirates: Left-hander Francisco Liriano will take the mound as the Pirates close out the first half of the season under the national spotlight against the Cardinals at 8:05 p.m. ET on Sunday at PNC Park. Over his last nine starts, covering 60 2/3 innings, Liriano is 4-2 with a 2.08 ERA and 67 strikeouts.
     
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    Well that game last night was a punch straight to the gut!!! There are however some Cardinal Fans that need to really calm the hell down... It is one lost and a ugly one at that but come on man... The Cardinals will redeem there selves if they can honestly win this last game but will also are asking a lot from this rookie Cooney... I have faith in the young kid and wish him the best of luck... The damn offense needs to carry this team for a change instead of it being the pitching all the time...

    The starters and the pen can't always go out there and throw up zeros..
     

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