Pirates Rough Up Westbrook, Cardinals
Liriano struck out eight and walked just two to win his fifth straight start. The Pirates kicked off the key series at PNC Park by sending the Cardinals to their fourth straight loss to pull within a half-game of the lead in the NL Central.
Clint Barmes doubled twice and drove in two runs for Pittsburgh. Andrew McCutchen added two hits and an RBI.
Jake Westbrook continued to struggle against the Pirates. He fell to 1-8 against Pittsburgh in his career after surrendering four first-inning runs. Matt Carpenter and Shane Robinson hit RBI singles for St. Louis, which has scored just four runs during its longest losing streak of the season.
See other LocalSports news:Salem Post 128 Jr Legion Heads Back To State
12u Wildcats Fall At Sectional
10u Wildcats Drop 2 State Games
Gonzalez, Kendrick homer in Dodgers' 9-6 win over Cardinals
Anthony Rizzo's 3-run double helps Cubs beat Brewers 6-5