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National League Preview from The Sports Network



Saturday, April 27th (All times eastern)

Pittsburgh Pirates (13-10) at St. Louis Cardinals (14-8), 4:15 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Pittsburgh - A.J. Burnett (1-2, 2.79) St. Louis - Jake Westbrook (1-1, 1.25)

(Sports Network) - Jake Westbrook goes after career win No. 100 Saturday when the right-hander leads the St. Louis Cardinals against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the continuation of a three-game series.

Westbrook is coming off a no-decision on Sunday at Philadelphia when he allowed seven hits and three runs in six innings. The problem for the veteran has been facing the Pirates. He's 1-7 with a 5.28 ERA in 13 games (9 starts) versus Pittsburgh. That lone win came July 1, 2012.

A.J. Burnett's only win of the season came against the Cardinals on April 17 when he limited them to a hit over seven shutout innings. The righty is 6-5 with a 3.94 ERA in 12 games against St. Louis.

Burnett is coming off a five-inning no-decision against Philadelphia on Monday.

On Friday, Carlos Beltran homered twice and Lance Lynn pitched seven strong innings to power the Cardinals to a 9-1 win.

Lynn (4-0), who entered Friday with a nine-inning scoreless streak, gave up his only run on a sixth-inning sacrifice fly from Pedro Alvarez. That scored Garrett Jones, who led off with a double. The right-hander allowed only one other hit, a single from Starling Marte to lead off the game.

"I've gotten into a little bit of a groove here," Lynn said. "It's good to be staying in that groove. I was able to get my fastball early and mix in offspeed pitches. That's what you have to do, keep them off balance, but also know who you are and challenge them with a fastball."

Allen Craig and Beltran each drove in three runs in St. Louis' fourth consecutive win.

Lynn, who had three walks and nine strikeouts, has a nine-game winning streak dating back to last year. His last regular season defeat came Sept. 7, against Milwaukee in relief.

Matt Carpenter and Beltran homered to start the game against Jonathan Sanchez, (0-3), who was ejected later in the first inning along with Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle.

The ejections came after Sanchez pegged Craig in the helmet with a pitch. Hurdle was ejected for arguing, and Jeanmar Gomez pitched the ensuing 4 1/3 innings.

"I have every belief he's trying to pitch in hard," Hurdle said of Sanchez. "He missed his spots over the plate so he's trying to push the hitter back and he clips him. Tim (Timmons) didn't see it that way."

St. Louis and Pittsburgh just split a shortened three-game series over a week ago at PNC Park. The middle contest was postponed for inclement weather.

04/27 10:20:54 ET

TV
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    Today at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NCAAT: Duke v. Gonzaga

    Tomorrow at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

Scoreboard
Local
Final
WAS 110
CHA 107
Final
LOU 75
NCSU 65
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DUKE 63
UTAH 57
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
ATL
 
7:00pm Tonight
CAR
NJD
 
Final
ATL 4
BOS 2
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STL 5
NYM 4
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PHI 0
NYY 10
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MIN 2
PIT 4
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WAS 1
STL 1
4th
BAL 0
TAM 0
 
Final
TOR 4
DET 1
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CHC 6
CWS 3
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OAK 7
TEX 6
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ANA 2
ARI 7
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ARI 3
CLE 2
6:05pm Friday
HOU 0
MIA 0
 
Final
KAN 5
SEA 1
5th
SDP 2
COL 5
 
7th
CIN 5
MIL 7
 
7th
LOS 3
SFG 5
 
1:05pm Today
NYY
BAL
 
1:05pm Today
TAM
BOS
 
1:05pm Today
MIA
HOU
 
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MIN
PHI
 
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DET
STL
 
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PIT
TOR
 
1:07pm Today
TOR
ATL
 
1:10pm Today
NYM
WAS
 
4:05pm Today
CIN
CHC
 
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MIL
CLE
 
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CHC
COL
 
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CWS
OAK
 
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TEX
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SEA
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ARI
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ANA
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Final
WAS 110
CHA 107
Final
ORL 97
DET 111
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PHI 98
LAC 119
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NYK 92
BOS 96
Final
BRK 106
CLE 98
Final
TOR 94
LAL 83
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ATL 99
MIA 86
Final
MEM 84
GSW 107
Final
HOU 120
MIN 110
Final
NOP 102
SAC 88
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SAN 94
DAL 76
Final
DEN 107
UTA 91
Final
PHO 81
POR 87
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
ATL
 
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CHI
NYK
 
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MIL
GSW
 
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UTA
OKC
 
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POR
DEN
 
Final
GONZ 74
UCLA 62
Final
LOU 75
NCSU 65
Final
DUKE 63
UTAH 57
 
1st OT
NARZ 68
KSU 72
 
2nd
OKLA 56
MSU 58
 
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WISC
ARZ
 
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YALE
CAN
 
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KENT
ND
 
Final
MIN 4
CAL 2
Final
CHI 2
CLB 5
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EDM 4
DAL 0
 
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NAS
 
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NYI
ANA
 
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PIT
ARI
 
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BOS
NYR
 
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PHI
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2:00pm Today
DET
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MON
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CAR
NJD
 
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TOR
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STL
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MIN
LOS
 
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COL
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10:00pm Tonight
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DAL