For the second straight night, the Cardinals bats were silent and for the second straight night they suffered a loss to the Pirates—last night they fell 3-0. Tike Redman’s fielder’s choice RBI in the second inning proved to be the game-winner for Pittsburgh. Cardinal starter Chris Carpenter lasted six innings and gave up all three runs off five hits and three walks and fell to 8-3 on the season. Both teams were held to six hits apiece as 21-year old rookie Sean Burnett earned the first win of his career. St. Louis has scored just one run in their two losses to the Pirates this series. The Cardinals’ lead in the National League Central dropped to three-and-a-half games as the Cubs beat the Astros 7-5 on Tuesday.