It was a fourth straight win for the St Louis Cardinals, topping the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4 in the opener of a three game series at PNC Park.  Adam Wainwright picked up the victory for the Cards with Jjason Izringhausen notching his 21st save of the season.

Yadier Molina drove in two runs and Scott Rolen added two hits and two runs scored to lead the St Louis attack.

The middle game of the series is set for tonight.