Adams' homer pushes Cardinals past Pirates
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[September 11, 2018]
Matt Adams hit a three-run homer
as part of a four-run eighth inning Monday to push the St. Louis
Cardinals to an 8-7 win over the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates.
Trailing 6-4, Matt Carpenter led off the eighth against reliever
Edgar Santana (2-3) with a walk. Jose Martinez singled before Adams
sent his 21st homer to right to make it 7-4. Harrison Bader drove in
the winner later in the inning with a sacrifice fly.
The Pirates closed to within 8-7 in the ninth on Josh Bell's RBI
Starling Marte, Colin Moran and Josh Harrison homered for the
Pirates, who had won five straight. Pittsburgh also blew a 4-0 lead.
Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright, making his first start since May
13 after an elbow injury, allowed four runs and seven hits in five
innings, with three strikeouts and no walks.
John Brebbia (2-3) pitched a scoreless eighth. Carlos Martinez gave
up the run in the ninth but picked up his third save.
Pirates starter Trevor Williams gave up four runs and six hits in
five innings, with six strikeouts and no walks. Williams had given
up four runs over his previous nine starts.
Moran hit his ninth homer, a two-out solo shot to right-center, in
The Pirates tacked on three more in the third. Williams singled. An
out later, Marte sent his 19th homer to center for a 3-0 lead. Bell
and Francisco Cervelli singled, and Dickerson followed with an RBI
base hit for a 4-0 advantage.
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Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams (15) celebrates after hitting a
three run home run against Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Edgar
Santana (not pictured) during the eighth inning at Busch Stadium.
Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
St. Louis tied it in the fourth. Carpenter opened with his 40th
double. Jose Martinez singled. An out later, Ozuna drove in
Carpenter with a base hit. Martinez and Ozuna scored on Paul
DeJong's double to make it 4-3. Kolten Wong singled, and Bader's
sacrifice fly brought DeJong home.
Harrison led off the sixth with a homer to center, his eighth, to
put Pittsburgh back on top, 5-4. Later in the inning, Adam Frazier
added an RBI single to make it 6-4.
--Field Level Media
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