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National League Game Summary - Pittsburgh at St. Louis



(Monday, July 7)

Final Score: St. Louis 2, Pittsburgh 0

St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Adams had two of St. Louis' three hits, including a walk-off, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Cardinals to a 2-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the opener of a four-game set.

Matt Carpenter worked a leadoff walk against Justin Wilson (2-1) in the ninth before Adams smacked his two-run shot down the right-field line two batters later to vault the Cardinals past the Pirates for second place in the NL Central.

"Able to get Adams to do something special, we needed that. Great at-bat," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said.

Pat Neshek (3-0) tossed a 1-2-3 ninth to get the win.

The Pirates loaded the bases with two outs against Sam Freeman in the eighth, but the lefty got pinch-hitter Gregory Polanco to wave at a sweeping slider for strike three the end the threat.

Adam Wainwright, who was attempting to become the first NL pitcher to reach 12 wins, struck out five, allowed seven hits and walked three over seven scoreless innings for the Cardinals, who have won four of their past six games.

Charlie Morton fanned five, surrendered just one hit and walked two over seven scoreless innings for Pittsburgh, which had won six of its last seven tilts coming in.

"He had nasty stuff today," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said of Morton. "Today was all about the sinker."

The Pirates were 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base

Pittsburgh put runners on the corners with one away in the fourth, but Wainwright struck out Pedro Alvarez for the second out. A wild pitch allowed Ike Davis to advance to second, but Wainwright got Jordy Mercer to pop out and keep the game scoreless.

The Cardinals recorded their first hit in the opening frame, but didn't tally another one until the eighth.

Game Notes

The Cardinals finished 0-for-2 with runners in scoring position ... Adams' homer was his 10th of the season ... The start of the game was delayed 47 minutes due to rain before there was another stoppage for 11 minutes.

07/08 01:55:37 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
3rd
WAS 4
CAR 2
 
Final
TAM 8
BOS 11
Final
STL 2
MIA 3
Final
WAS 0
NYM 2
Final
MIN 3
NYY 1
Final
DET 3
PIT 7
Final
BAL 3
TAM 4
Final
TOR 10
PHI 6
Final
TEX 10
CHC 15
Final
LOS 1
CWS 2
Final
MIL 4
CIN 10
Final
SFG 4
COL 3
Final
CLE 8
SEA 6
Final
ANA 10
OAK 13
Final
ARI 8
TEX 7
9th
ATL 5
HOU 8
 
10:05pm Tonight
SDP
KAN
 
4th
DET 87
ATL 82
 
3rd
BRK 82
IND 79
 
Half
MIA 42
SAN 47
 
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
GSW
Final
TEMPL 57
MIAMI 60
 
Final
EVAN 79
TENNM 66
 
1st
NARZ 11
YALE 6
 
9:00pm Tonight
ODU
STAN
3rd
WAS 4
CAR 2
 
3rd
BOS 2
FLA 2
 
3rd
CLB 2
NJD 2
 
2nd Intermission
DET 1
OTT 0
 
2nd Intermission
TOR 2
TAM 1
 
2nd
WIN 2
NYR 2
 
2nd
NAS 2
VAN 2