Lynn shuts down Pirates as Cardinals cruise 4-0

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Pittsburgh Saturday

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Pittsburgh Saturday

Frazier singled and scored in the bottom of the first inning and he put the icing on the Bucs' ninth-inning comeback with his liner to right-center field against Cardinals reliever Brett Cecil, plating Jordy Mercer from second base. The right-handed pitcher experimented with hitting left-handed earlier this month, something he has no plans of abandoning. 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.

Francisco Cervelli went 2 for 4 with a double for Pirates.

"I think it's been like that all year", Frazier said. Trevor Williams had runners on first and second and two outs in the sixth. He is now in Triple-A Indianapolis and entered Saturday hitting.270 with one home run and three RBIs in 10 starts for Indianapolis and Class-A Bradenton.

"He's in a good place, he's throwing the ball well", Matheny said.

Three of the hits never left the infield.

Cardinals: Placed OF Stephen Piscotty on the 10-day DL with a strained right groin and called up OF Magneuris Sierra from Double-A Springfield. He has reached safely in nine straight games to start his big league career, the first Cardinals player to accomplish the feat. "As soon as I make contact, I really take advantage of the opportunity to get on base". 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.

The All-Star game is over and the St. Louis Cardinals are ready for a ten game road trip. He is 2-0 in five starts since a June 14 loss to Colorado.