Down 2-1 in the sixth inning. Lynn raked a run-scoring double to spark a two-out rally in the fifth as the Cardinals pulled away for a 4-0 victory.
Frazier drove in Jordy Mercer, who doubled in Josh Harrison to tie the game. A steroid suspension and visa denial later, Frazier and Freese are starting and Jose Osuna and Max Moroff are on the bench. Brett Cecil (1-3) recorded just two outs and gave up two runs on three hits and a walk to take the loss.
“We’ve seen (Lynn), he’s seen us”, Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle said “There’s no secrets”.
Yadier Molina had put St. Louis ahead 3-2 with an eighth inning home run, the first allowed by Juan Nicasio this year. “More than usual, and I think it was getting on us”. The latest came on Sunday, July 16, with Adam Frazier’s game winning single in the Pirates 4-3 win. Upon reaching the majors he struck out 37.5 percent of the time (18 times in 48 plate appearances) and hit.083 with a.196 OBP and.104 slugging percentage.
The Cardinals’ Jedd Gyorko hit a two-run homer in the top of the first inning to center, and a Pirates fan responded by immediately throwing the ball into the river beyond right field.
Three of the hits never left the infield. The right-handed pitcher experimented with hitting left-handed earlier this month, something he has no plans of abandoning.
Magneuris Sierra had four hits to lead the Cardinals offense in the loss. The Cardinals lead the Pirates by 1 1/2 games for third place in the National League Central as the division rivals meet in the rubber match of a three-game series.