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Series Summary

Final 0-3
Mon 4/17 1 @ 2
Tue 4/18 1 @ 2
Wed 4/19 1 @ 2
Red Bird Rants Apr 19, 2017

St. Louis Cardinals: A dose of crow and a heap of spinach

The St. Louis Cardinals completed their first sweep of 2017 against the Pirates on Wednesday afternoon. Have the tides turned? The Pittsburgh Pirates went blaring into Wrigley Field and swept the media darling Cubs only to arrive flying high into Busch Stadium. What looked to be a sure-fire sweep of the limping St. Louis Cardinals […] St. Louis Cardinals: A dose of crow and a heap of spinach - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Beaver County Times Apr 19, 2017
Pirates swept by the Cardinals, losing again 2-1

Pirates swept by the Cardinals, losing again 2-1

Dexter Fowler hit his first two home runs for the St. Louis Cardinals, who swept the Pirates on Wednesday with their third straight 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh.
Washington Times Apr 19, 2017

Fowler hits 1st 2 Cards HRs in 2-1 win, sweeping Pirates

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Dexter Fowler hit his first two home runs for the St. Louis Cardinals, who swept the Pirates on Wednesday with their third straight 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh. Fowler had three of the Cardinals' eight hits, including a third-inning drive into the right-field bullpen and a shot ...
Gordo: Starting pitchers stand tall, lead Cards sweep

Gordo: Starting pitchers stand tall, lead Cards sweep

The Cardinals didn't hit, field or run the bases especially well against the Pirates, but their strong starting pitching allowed them to sweep the series. Consider that progress.
Pirates Breakdown Apr 19, 2017

Takeaways and Throwaways – Cards Win 2-1, Sweep Away Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates lost today to the Cardinals, who completed the three game sweep. Welcome to Takeaways & Throwaways. Shortly after every Pittsburgh Pirates game, come to Pirates Breakdown to see our flash recap format. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about the game, without making you read the same boring recap you can […] The post Takeaways and Throwaways – Cards Win 2-1, Sweep Away Pirates appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.

Cardinals sweep Pirates with third consecutive 2-1 win

ST. LOUIS — The batting helmet sat in the right-field grass at Busch Stadium. Its owner, Gregory Polanco stood nearby, hands on hips. His two-out, bases-loaded smash in the eighth inning Wednesday had been snared by Matt Carpenter, the St. Louis Cardinals first baseman. Carpenter dived, bolted to his feet and won a race to the bag, sliding to touch before Polanco.

John Jaso, hitless so far, makes first career start in right field

ST. LOUIS — Hitless in his first 17 at-bats this season, John Jaso on Wednesday was given his first career start in right field. He will bat sixth for the Pirates as they look to avoid a series sweep at Busch Stadium against the St. Louis Cardinals and right-hander Michael Wacha.
Carpenter returns, Diaz sits for Cardinals finale with Pirates

Carpenter returns, Diaz sits for Cardinals finale with Pirates

After sitting out the last two games with a bruised finger, St. Louis first baseman Matt Carpenter will return to the lineup Wednesday afternoon.
Pirates Breakdown Apr 19, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake-Up Call – A World without a Marte Partay

In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates suffered a major blow Tuesday afternoon and I’m not talking about their second consecutive 2-1 defeat at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals. Outfielder Starling Marte, arguably the Pirates best […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates Wake-Up Call – A World without a Marte Partay appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Viva El Birdos Apr 19, 2017
With Anxiety Abundant, Cards Edge Pirates

With Anxiety Abundant, Cards Edge Pirates

Leake strong again as Oh bent but didn’t break, leading Cardinals to fifth win of young 2017 In a game where the featured story was the suspension of Pirates’ star outfielder Starling Marte, the Cardinals mustered just enough offense behind another fantastic start from Mike Leake to take their second game in a row. With identical 2-1 victories on back-to-back nights, it’s not ideal to squeak out wins of this fashion, but after a tough road trip that saw only one victory on the East Coast, the Cardinals have finally locked up their first series win of the 2017 season. Player of the...

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny talks after win over Pirates

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny talks after 2-1 Major League Baseball MLB win against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium in St. Louis MO, near Southern Illinois. …
Cardinals squeak past the Pirates in another 2-1 victory

Cardinals squeak past the Pirates in another 2-1 victory

Another narrow win over Pirates ensures first series win for Cardinals.
Cardinals notes: Pirates' Marte suspended 80 games

Cardinals notes: Pirates' Marte suspended 80 games

Outfielder is suspended under baseball’s PED rules.
Beaver County Times Apr 18, 2017
Fowler, Leake lead Cardinals past Marte-less Pirates 2-1

Fowler, Leake lead Cardinals past Marte-less Pirates 2-1

Dexter Fowler tripled and scored, Mike Leake pitched into the seventh inning and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Pittsburgh 2-1 on Tuesday night after Pirates outfielder Starling Marte was suspended 80 games for a banned substance earlier in the day.
Washington Times Apr 18, 2017

Fowler, Leake lead Cardinals past Marte-less Pirates 2-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Dexter Fowler tripled and scored, Mike Leake pitched into the seventh inning and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Pittsburgh 2-1 on Tuesday night after Pirates outfielder Starling Marte was suspended 80 games for a banned substance earlier in the day. Seung Hwan Oh allowed three hits ...
Pirates Breakdown Apr 18, 2017

Marte-less Pittsburgh Pirates lose 2-1 to St. Louis Cardinals

Welcome to Takeaways & Throwaways. Shortly after every Pittsburgh Pirates game, come to Pirates Breakdown to see our flash recap format. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about the game, without making you read the same boring recap you can see anywhere else. FINAL: St. Louis Cardinals 2, Pittsburgh Pirates 1  Sponsored By Takeaways […] The post Marte-less Pittsburgh Pirates lose 2-1 to St. Louis Cardinals appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.

Mike Leake, bullpen halt Pirates offense in 2-1 Cardinals win

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals didn’t have many chances, but they cashed in.
Pirates Breakdown Apr 18, 2017

COLUMN: Andrew McCutchen, The Once and Future Pittsburgh Pirates Centerfielder

In the Third Inning of Tonight’s Game, Andrew McCutchen Made a Nice Catch Thrust back into action in centerfield thanks to Starling Marte‘s 80-game suspension, Andrew McCutchen – the once and, now, future center fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates – made a nice catch in the third inning of tonight’s game vs. the Cardinals. Cardinals […] The post COLUMN: Andrew McCutchen, The Once and Future Pittsburgh Pirates Centerfielder appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.

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