St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Carlos Beltran finished 4-for-5 with a pair
of three-run home runs and a career-high seven RBI as the St. Louis Cardinals
rolled to a 12-3 thrashing of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the middle test of a
three-game set at Busch Stadium.
Matt Holliday went 2-for-2 with a pair of RBI and three runs scored, while
Daniel Descalso added an RBI triple and Rafael Furcal had an RBI single among
his two hits for the Cardinals, who have taken the first two games of this
Lance Lynn (5-0) tossed 6 2/3 strong innings, giving up two runs on three hits
and one walk while fanning six. Marc Rzepczynski got the final out in the
seventh and Kyle McClellan worked a scoreless eighth before Mitchell Boggs
closed it out in the ninth.
Josh Harrison went 2-for-2 with two RBI, Clint Barmes added an RBI double and
Pedro Alvarez chipped in with a pair of hits and scored all three runs for the
Pirates, who have dropped three of their last four.
A.J. Burnett (1-2) was torched for all 12 runs on 12 hits and a walk while
striking out two in 2 2/3 innings.
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