The St. Louis Cardinals opened their three-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. It's a pivotal set for playoff positioning, with both teams in the thick of the NL Wild Card race. After six innings, the Cardinals lead the Pirates, 4-2.
All of Pittsburgh's offense came in the fourth inning, when Andrew McCutchen hit an RBI single and Josh Harrison hit a sac fly to give the Pirates a 2-0 lead.
St. Louis scored two runs in the fifth inning to tie it up, off a Skip Schumaker double and a Kyle Lohse single. The Cardinals took the lead in the sixth when Matt Holliday hit a solo home run. Yadier Molina hit a sac fly a few batters later.
After that sac fly, Pittsburgh pulled starter A.J. Burnett and replaced him with Jared Hughes.
Lance Lynn relieved Lohse at the beginning of the sixth.
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