The Pittsburgh Pirates were dead at the plate against St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright for the first seven innings but then they exploded for four runs in the seventh inning as they went on to beat the Cardinals 5-4.
Jason Michaels provided the big hit in the seventh inning as he smoked a grand slam to get the Pirates on the scoreboard. Jason Bay then added on the game winning run in the eighth inning with a rbi single.
Franquelis Osoria ended up getting the win in the game while Matt Capps recorded his 11th save of the season. Pirates starting pitcher Tom Gorzelanny pitched six innings and gave up seven hits and four runs to get a no decision. Lanny was lucky that he didn’t get a loss in the game, he should thank the offense for scoring some runs late in the game.
It was a good win for the Pirates any way you look at it. They are now three games under .500 at 27-30 and need to keep on winning. Pirates Blog