Lance Lynn went 6 1/3 innings and allowed eight hits and got help from Matt Bowman who got out of a bases loaded jam. The Cardinals won 4-0 as the Pirates finished 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position and left nine as base as St. Louis evened the series.
Lynn helped his own cause with a double to left field and following an error on the play by Andrew McCutcheon, Luke Voit scored to make it 2-0 in the fifth. Matt Carpenter followed with single to score Lynn and Tommy Pham doubled home Carpenter for the 4-0 lead off Pirates starter Jameson Taillon.
Tommy Pham had three hits and an RBI for St. Louis. Matt Carpenter went 2 for 4 with an RBI.