The St. Louis Cardinals won their fourth game in a row, dropping the Pirates 7-3 Saturday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
Rick Ankiel was the hitting hero for the Redbirds, going 3 for 4 with 3 runs batted in and a run scored. One of those RBIs came on Ankiel’s 11 th home run of the season. Albert Pujols and Gary Bennett each contributed an RBI on 3 hits.
Adam Wainwright (14-12) pitched 7 strong innings for the win, allowing only 3 earned runs on 6 hits. Tom Gorzelanny (14-10) gave up 6 earned runs on 11 hits in 6 innings to take the loss.
The Cardinals (77-84) and Pirates (68-93) wrap up the regular season Sunday afternoon at PNC Park. Braden Looper (12-12) takes the mound for St. Louis against Pittsburgh’s Bryan Bullington (0-2).