PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jack Flaherty pitched six solid innings to keep his record perfect and Paul DeJong hit a three-run homer in the first inning to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 12-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Flaherty struck out nine while winning his fifth consecutive start.READ MORE: Penguins Playoff Tickets For First Round Home Games Set To Go On Sale
He gave up three runs on six hits and two walks and improved to 7-1 in 10 career starts against the Pirates.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Parking Authority To Add Two New Apps As Options To Pay For Parking
DeJong’s homer off Trevor Cahill capped a four-run first.
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