A Pirates fan hurled Jedd Gyorko's home run ball into the river

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Well, in a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates, there wasn't even a chance for that to be heard. Matt Carpenter followed with single to score Lynn and Tommy Pham doubled home Carpenter for the 4-0 lead off Pirates starter Jameson Taillon. The Cardinals have won three of four after downing the Pirates 4-0 Saturday behind outstanding pitching and a few clutch hits. Matt Carpenter went 2 for 4 with an RBI as the Cardinals sent the Pirates to just their second loss in the last eight games. The Cardinals pecked away at Taillon for four runs in five innings.

"I hit the ball on the barrel for the first time in a while", he said.

Frazier drove in Jordy Mercer, who doubled in Josh Harrison to tie the game.

Wade LeBlanc (4-2) pitched a hitless ninth. The under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings and St. Louis are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings. Rather than go with righty Phil Gosselin or play Freese in a day game after a night game, manager Clint Hurdle started the switch-hitting Moroff at third.

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The Pirates plan to throw OF Starling Marte right back into the fire when he returns from his 80-game suspension for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

"I know when pitchers get hits off me, it (ticks) me off", Lynn said. "We're going to assess as we go, day by day".

Pirates: Trevor Williams (3-4, 4.80 ERA) will make his first career start against the Cardinals. The under is 8-1 in Pittsburgh last 9 home games and the under is 20-6-2 in Pittsburgh last 28 overall while the under is 20-6-2 in Pittsburgh last 28 on grass.

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