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Pittsburgh1 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 2 10100
10
  W: C. Martínez (10-9)   L: T. Williams (5-6)   S: S. Oh (19)
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PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  Attendance: 29,906

Cards look to build on series-opening win at Pittsburgh

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St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates

  1. St. Louis is coming off losing both of its games with Boston at Fenway Park. On Wednesday, the Cardinals lost 5-4 after blowing a 4-2 lead entering the bottom of the 9th inning for their fourth blown-lead loss in the final frame this season.
  2. The Pirates finished their seven-game road trip going 2-5 (.286), thus dropping their season record away from home to 26-36 (.419), while they have a 32-26 (.552) record at PNC Park.
  3. Dating back to 2015, the Pirates are 12-10 (.545) against the Cardinals at PNC Park. Yet, the Pirates have been outscored in the series 110-91, due to St. Louis' 28 home runs compared to Pittsburgh's 15.
  4. Jameson Taillon has recorded 176 strikeouts through his first 35 starts of his career, fourth-most by a Pirates pitcher through that many starts since 1913 behind Jose DeLeon (231), Bob Veale (207), and Gerrit Cole (193).
  5. Adam Wainwright has a 12-5 (.706) record on this season along with a 4.87 era. His .706 winning percentage this year is the highest by any Cardinals pitcher with an ERA above 4.50 in franchise history (minimum 20 starts).
  6. On the season, Paul DeJong is hitting .300 with 18 home runs. The last Cardinals rookie to have that many home runs while hitting north of .300 was Albert Pujols in 2001 who hit .329 with 37 home runs.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 8/17/2017 thru 8/20/2017

PITTSBURGH -- Coming out of the opener of an important four-game National League Central series, the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates are upbeat going into the Friday rematch.

The Cardinals (62-59) were happy with their come-from-behind, 11-7 win Thursday; and, even in the loss, the Pirates (58-63) found reason to think they have some momentum.

St. Louis manager Mike Matheny liked what he saw in a 15-hit attack and the ability to shrug off an early 5-1 deficit, including batting around in the ninth.

"They keep coming," he said of his hitters. "This is the kind of offense, too, that no matter how they're playing, they're always going to be able to put a strong push like they did there at the end when we needed the extra cushion.

"I think we talked about it before: We've been able to put on some good offense early and then not add on. It was good (conversely Thursday) to see guys grind through the bats all the way through."

The Cardinals began the ninth inning with a 7-5 lead but needed the four runs they scored, as Pittsburgh scored twice in the bottom of the ninth.

That late rally gave the Pirates something to build on.

"I'm not going to sit here and say (we're) disappointed," said Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison, who was 3-for-5 with a homer. "We would have liked to win, yeah. Any time you lose like that, it's tough.

"You look at us in the ninth inning, we kept fighting, kept plugging. We're going to keep playing until the game's over. Nothing to hang our heads about. Just got to keep plugging."

St. Louis and Pittsburgh are chasing the first-place Chicago Cubs in the division. The third-place Cardinals moved within 1 1/2 games of Chicago. The fourth-place Pirates, who keep flirting with a run toward contention only to fall back, have lost five games in a row and are 5 1/2 behind Chicago.

Right-hander Trevor Williams (5-5, 4.19 ERA), scheduled to start Friday for Pittsburgh, has pitched better at home, where he is 4-3 with a 3.71 ERA in his past 17 starts. He also is keeping the ball in the park pretty effectively, allowing a homer in just three of his past 16 outings.

His last time out, Saturday, Williams gave up four runs (three earned) in six innings in Pittsburgh's 7-2 loss at Toronto.

Against the Cardinals, Williams is 1-0 with a 3.50 ERA in four career appearances.

St. Louis will counter with right-hander Carlos Martinez (9-9, 3.56). He ranks in the top 10 in the National League in ERA, strikeouts (165) and opponents' batting average (.227). Martinez has registered four double-digit strikeout games.

The Pirates might need to get to Martinez early. He has allowed 18 earned runs in 24 first innings.

"Finding his rhythm," Matheny said of Martinez's mission, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "We've got to keep tinkering with whatever it is. Going to have to keep making adjustments until he's sharp coming right (into) the game."

Martinez pinpointed one area of concern.

"I need to focus, try a little bit harder to focus a little more, in the first inning," he said through a translator, according to the Post-Dispatch.

Updated August 18, 2017

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