James McDonald dealt six shutout innings to lead the Pirates to a 2-1 win over the Cardinals. McDonald improved to 11-and-5 on the season. Pittsburgh scored both its runs in the fourth inning on a passed ball and a wild pitch. Joel Hanrahan locked down his 34th save in the Pirates' second straight win. Tony Cruz plated the only run for the Cards on a ground out. Jake Westbrook was tagged with the loss as St. Louis has dropped two-in-a-row.
Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig says the Pirates are a solid team.
Cardinals starting and losing pitcher Jake Westbrook says he isn't sure why they lose so many one-run games.
Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay says James McDonald was outstanding for the Bucs.
Today's game starts at 3:05. Lance Lynn (13-5) opposes Erik Bedard (7-12).