The Cardinals jumped on the Pirates early, Yadier Molina hit his second homer of the season and Jhonny Peralta added a late two-run shot as St. Louis pulled away for a 6-1 win on Saturday night.
Pirates Broadcaster Greg Brown joined Starkey, Miller and Mueller for his weekly spot to preview Pirates-Cardinals Game 5 and what he makes of these young pitchers making major contributions like Gerrit Cole and Michael Wacha.
Carlos Beltran had RBIs his first two at-bats to help chase A.J. Burnett early and Joe Kelly beat the Pittsburgh Pirates for the third straight time in a 12-8 rout Friday night that pulled the St. Louis Cardinals within a half-game of the NL Central leaders.
Joe Kelly and the St. Louis Cardinals averted a five-game sweep at Pittsburgh, ending a season-worst seven-game losing streak by routing the Pirates 13-0 Thursday night in a matchup between the NL’s top two teams.