Cardinals Hold Off Pirates 2-1, Tie NLDS 1-1

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Michael Wacha surrendered just a single hit in 7 1/3 innings and Trevor Rosenthal closed it out in the ninth as St. Louis slipped past Pittsburgh, 2-1. Pittsburgh finished with a .037 batting average and a .137 wOBA.


Wacha got his first win of the postseason after he surrendered only one run on one hit with nine strikeouts and two walks. Rosenthal picked up his first save of the postseason after one inning of work striking out one and walking one. Charlie Morton (0-1) got the loss, allowing two runs on three hits over 5 2/3 innings with four strikeouts and four walks. Matt Holliday was terrific at the plate for the Cardinals, going 2 for 4 with a home run, a run, and two RBIs. Pedro Alvarez finished 1 for 3 with a home run, a run, and an RBI in the loss.

The Cardinals draw even at one game apiece in the NLDS. The Cardinals will face the Pirates Wednesday in Game 1 of the NLDS at Busch Stadium at 7:07 PM CDT.


Cardinals Offense

Grade

Player

P

AB

H

R

HR

RBI

BB

SO

A

95.5

M. Holliday

LF

4

2

1

1

2

0

0

B

85.8

C. Beltran

RF

2

0

1

0

0

2

0

B

84.0

P. Kozma

SS

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

C

74.0

D. Freese

3B

3

0

0

0

0

1

0

C

73.0

J. Jay

CF

3

0

0

0

0

1

1

D-

61.0

Y. Molina

C

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

D-

60.0

M. Adams

1B

4

0

0

0

0

0

2

F

59.0

M. Carpenter

2B

4

0

0

0

0

0

3


Pirates Offense

Grade

Player

P

AB

H

R

HR

RBI

BB

SO

B+

89.7

P. Alvarez

3B

3

1

1

1

1

0

1

B

85.4

R. Martin

C

1

0

0

0

0

2

1

C

73.0

N. Walker

2B

3

0

0

0

0

1

1

C-

71.0

C. Barmes

SS

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

C-

70.0

J. Tabata

PH

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

C-

70.0

G. Jones

PH

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

D+

67.0

J. Mercer

PH

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

D

65.0

J. Morneau

1B

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

D

62.0

M. Byrd

RF

3

0

0

0

0

0

3

D-

61.0

S. Marte

LF

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

D-

61.0

A. McCutchen

CF

4

0

0

0

0

0

1


Cardinals Pitching

Grade

Player

IP

ERA

WHIP

HA

SO

BB

PC

A+

98.4

M. Wacha

7.1

1.23

0.41

1

9

2

96

A

95.9

C. Martinez

0.2

0.00

0.00

0

1

0

6

B+

89.7

T. Rosenthal

1.0

0.00

1.00

0

1

1

21


Pirates Pitching

Grade

Player

IP

ERA

WHIP

HA

SO

BB

PC

A+

97.7

J. Wilson

2.0

0.00

0.00

0

3

0

25

A

95.9

M. Melancon

1.0

0.00

0.00

0

2

0

16

A

93.7

V. Mazzaro

0.1

0.00

0.00

0

0

0

2

B

83.0

C. Morton

5.2

3.18

1.24

3

4

4

92


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