Jack Flaherty and four relievers combined on a five-hitter as the Cardinals clipped the Pirates 2-1 in Pittsburgh.  Flaherty allowed three hits in six innings for the win.  Matt Carpenter homered and Jedd Gyorko [[ JERK-oh ]] singled in a run for St. Louis.

>>Cardinals At Marlins Tonight

After taking two-of-three in Pittsburgh, the Cardinals now move on to Miami to face the Marlins in the start of a three-game series tonight.  Luke Weaver opposes Miami’s Wei-Yin Chen.  The Cards are 58-and-54, four games out of the second NL wild card.

>>Cardinals Claim Ross Off Waivers

The Cardinals have a new starting pitcher in their rotation.  They’ve claimed Tyson Ross off waivers from the Padres.  The 31-year-old is 6-and-9 with a 4.45 ERA in 22 starts this season.   Ross helps fill the void left by the injured Carlos Martinez.

>>Cardinals’ Fowler Has Fractured Bone In Foot

The Cardinals won’t have outfielder Dexter Fowler for an extended time.  He fractured a bone in his foot while running the bases Friday in Pittsburgh.  Surgery won’t be necessary, but Fowler is expected to wear at boot for about a month.