Pittsburgh Pirates defeat St. Louis Cardinals, 5-2

PITTSBURGH - When a team moves just one runner into scoring position other than a solo home run in the first eight innings, its chances of winning are remote.

Couple that with a defense that wasn't able to make any key plays and a starting pitcher who didn't walk anybody but didn't miss too many bats, and the Cardinals continue in free-fall.

Assuring themselves of a losing trip and their third series loss in the past four, the Cardinals were no match again Wednesday nig...