Cardinals Beaten 5-3 by Pirates, Trail NLDS 1-0

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Carlos Beltran went 2-3 with one home run but the Cardinals dropped the game to Pittsburgh, 5-3.

With the game even at 2-2 in the bottom of the sixth and the Pirates batting, with reliever Seth Maness on the mound, Andrew McCutchen scored on a sacrifice fly. Tied 3-3 in the bottom of the eighth, the Pirates moved in front to stay when Pedro Alvarez drove in Josh Harrison with a single off Kevin Siegrist. Up next, Russell Martin also hit a single to drive home Marlon Byrd to make it 5-3.

Joe Kelly went 5 1/3 innings in the loss and settled for a no-decision after he was charged with two runs on five hits with five strikeouts and four walks. Carlos Martinez collected his first loss in the postseason after going 1/3 of an inning giving up two runs on one hit and walking one. Mark Melancon (1-0) got the win, allowing one run on two hits over one inning with no strikeouts and no walks. Beltran was tops in the batter's box for the Cardinals, going 2 for 3 with a home run, a run, three RBIs, and a walk. Pete Kozma also had a great game, going 2 for 3 with a double, a run, a walk, and a stolen base. McCutchen went 2 for 2 with a double, two runs, and two walks in the win.

The Cardinals trail to start the NLDS after losing the first game. The Cardinals will go up against the Pirates Monday in Game 2 of the NLDS at PNC Park at 3:07 PM EDT.


Cardinals Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
A+ 98.9 C. Beltran RF 3 2 1 1 3 1 0
A 93.5 P. Kozma SS 3 2 1 0 0 1 0
C 76.7 J. Jay CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
C 74.7 M. Adams 1B 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
C 74.7 Y. Molina C 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
C 72.1 M. Carpenter 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 2
C- 71.0 D. Descalso 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
C- 71.0 S. Robinson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D 62.0 M. Holliday LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- 61.0 D. Freese 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1


Pirates Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
A 96.9 A. McCutchen CF 2 2 2 0 0 2 0
A 95.5 M. Byrd RF 3 2 1 0 2 1 0
B 86.0 C. Barmes SS 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
C+ 77.7 R. Martin C 3 1 0 0 2 0 2
C 76.7 P. Alvarez 3B 3 1 0 0 1 1 2
C 75.7 J. Morneau 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
C- 71.0 J. Tabata PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
C- 71.0 J. Mercer SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
C- 71.0 G. Sanchez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D 62.0 S. Marte LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- 61.0 N. Walker 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1


Cardinals Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
A 94.4 J. Axford 1.0 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 10
A 94.0 S. Maness 0.2 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 5
C+ 79.0 J. Kelly 5.1 3.38 1.69 5 5 4 85
C 74.9 K. Siegrist 0.2 0.00 3.00 2 0 0 12
F 55.3 C. Martinez 0.1 54.00 6.00 1 0 1 13


Pirates Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
B+ 89.0 T. Watson 1.0 0.00 1.00 1 0 0 12
B+ 89.0 J. Grilli 1.0 0.00 1.00 1 0 0 11
B+ 87.2 F. Liriano 6.0 3.00 0.83 3 5 2 101
D 63.2 M. Melancon 1.0 9.00 2.00 2 0 0 11