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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
GradePlayerPABHRHRRBIBBSO
A+98.9C. BeltranRF3211310
A93.5P. KozmaSS3210010
C76.7J. JayCF4110000
C74.7M. Adams1B4100000
C74.7Y. MolinaC4100000
C72.1M. Carpenter2B3000002
C-71.0D. Descalso3B1000000
C-71.0S. RobinsonPH1000000
D62.0M. HollidayLF4000000
D-61.0D. Freese3B4000001

Pirates Offense
GradePlayerPABHRHRRBIBBSO
A96.9A. McCutchenCF2220020
A95.5M. ByrdRF3210210
B86.0C. BarmesSS2100000
C+77.7R. MartinC3100202
C76.7P. Alvarez3B3100112
C75.7J. Morneau1B4110000
C-71.0J. TabataPH1000000
C-71.0J. MercerSS1000000
C-71.0G. SanchezPH1000000
D62.0S. MarteLF4000000
D-61.0N. Walker2B4000001

Cardinals Pitching
GradePlayerIPERAWHIPHASOBBPC
A94.4J. Axford1.00.000.0000010
A94.0S. Maness0.20.000.000005
C+79.0J. Kelly5.13.381.6955485
C74.9K. Siegrist0.20.003.0020012
F55.3C. Martinez0.154.006.0010113

Pirates Pitching
GradePlayerIPERAWHIPHASOBBPC
B+89.0T. Watson1.00.001.0010012
B+89.0J. Grilli1.00.001.0010011
B+87.2F. Liriano6.03.000.83352101
D63.2M. Melancon1.09.002.0020011

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