Neither team has scored in the game since the sixth, when a sacrifice fly and an Andrew McCutchen RBI single tied the game for the Pirates. Both runs were unearned, and Jaime Garcia's day was a spectacular one as the Cards' starter: eight innings pitched, five hits, no walks, 10 strikeouts.
Carlos Beltran's two-run double in the fourth opened the scoring for St. Louis, but Jeff Karstens went seven innings and allowed just those two runs and a mere two hits.
Cardinals pitchers have allowed just two hits since Garcia exited. Pirates pitchers have given up just four, with closer Joel Hanrahan working out of a jam in the 14th.
Should the Cardinals win, they will tie the Pirates at 66-55 on the year.