Frazier's 9th-inning single gives Pirates 4-3 win over Cards

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pirates closed their series against the St. Louis Cardinals the same way they began it: with a walkoff win.

Adam Frazier's game-ending single capped a two-run rally in the ninth inning that lifted Pittsburgh to a 4-3 victory Sunday.

Francisco Cervelli reached on an infield single leading off the ninth against Brett Cecil (1-3), and Jordy Mercer's one-out double scored pinch-runner Josh Harrison with the tying run. Jose Osuna grounded out, David Freese was intentionally walked and Frazier lined a single to center.

Frazier's hit was the first walkoff hit of his career and it came just two days after Josh Bell got his first with a three-run homer in the ninth off Seung Hwan Oh.

''We hung around,'' manager Clint Hurdle said. ''We gave up two leads, battled back and had a nice, strong ninth inning with some good at-bats. I'm proud of the men and I'm proud of the fight.''

Wade LeBlanc (4-2) pitched a hitless ninth. Pirates starter Trevor Williams gave up two runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Yadier Molina had put St. Louis ahead 3-2 with an eighth inning home run, the first allowed by Juan Nicasio this year.

''I think it's been like that all year,'' Frazier said. ''We went through some adversity. It's just fighting until the last out.''

Pirates starter Trevor Williams gave up two runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings. He singled in the third for his first major league hit after an 0-for-21 start at the plate.

Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez (7-8) allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings, and had an RBI single in the sixth.

Andrew McCutchen's run-scoring single put Pittsburgh ahead in the fifth, and Matt Carpenter's RBI double tied the score in the fifth.

Max Moroff hit his first big league home run for the Pirates, a line drive off the right-field foul pole in the fifth. Moroff had 18 homer runs this season with Triple-A Indianapolis but was 4 for 48 in the majors.

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

Williams had started his MLB career 0 for 21 before his single to right in the third.

HOT START

Cardinals rookie Magneuris Sierra, brought back from Triple-A on Saturday, had four hits, stole a base and scored a run. Cardinals rookie Magneuris Sierra, brought back from Triple-A on Saturday, had four hits and scored a run. He has reached safely in nine straight games to start his big league career, the first Cardinals player to accomplish the feat.

Three of the hits never left the infield.

''I'm definitely aware that my speed can cause the other team some damage and help my team,'' he said through a translator. ''As soon as I make contact, I really take advantage of the opportunity to get on base.''

UP NEXT

Cardinals: RHP Adam Wainwright (10-5, 5.20 ERA) is to start Monday at the New York Mets. He is 8-2 in his last 11 starts, winning his last three.

Pirates: RHP Chad Kuhl (3-6, 4.96 ERA) is slated to open at series at home against Milwaukee. He is 2-0 in five starts since a June 14 loss to Colorado.

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CardinalsSTL44-47
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PiratesPIT44-48
10001000X482
  • W: W. LeBlanc (4-2)L: B. Cecil (1-3)
  • HR: STL - Y. Molina (10), PIT - M. Moroff (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 1B50210014.243.378.450.8283.5
T. Pham LF40000121.306.390.514.9030.0
D. Fowler CF40200102.244.331.473.8043.0
J. Gyorko 3B50000007.294.358.514.8730.0
Y. Molina C41111020.265.297.412.7095.0
K. Wong 2B41200000.300.389.438.8273.0
P. DeJong SS40100022.302.319.576.8951.0
M. Sierra RF41400000.444.487.444.9327.0
C. Martinez P20110012.176.200.235.4351.5
a- L. Voit PH00000100.302.362.628.9901.0
T. Rosenthal P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Cecil P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-walked for Martinez in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Frazier 2B41210001.267.345.364.7107.0
J. Jaso LF30000113.231.314.425.7390.5
A. McCutchen CF40110013.294.380.520.9001.5
J. Bell 1B40000022.240.324.474.798-1.0
F. Cervelli C40100001.250.348.383.7311.0
J. Harrison PR01000000.273.352.424.7761.0
G. Polanco RF40100001.261.318.408.7261.0
J. Mercer SS41110011.267.346.420.7663.5
M. Moroff 3B31111000.098.203.176.3806.0
a- J. Osuna PH10000001.248.289.468.7570.0
T. Williams P20100000.043.043.043.0871.0
D. Hudson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Watson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- P. Gosselin PH10000010.154.195.179.375-0.5
J. Nicasio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. LeBlanc P0000-000.200.200.200.000-
c- D. Freese PH00000100.245.376.364.7401.0
  • a-grounded out for Moroff in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Watson in the 7th
  • c-was walked intentionally for LeBlanc in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Carpenter (18), P. DeJong (11)
  • HR - Y. Molina (10)
  • SH - C. Martinez (4)
  • RBI - M. Carpenter (44), Y. Molina (41), C. Martinez (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Martinez (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Mercer (15)
  • HR - M. Moroff
  • RBI - A. Frazier (29), A. McCutchen (51), J. Mercer (37), M. Moroff (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Frazier (15)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Sierra (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Frazier (7)
FIELDING
  • DP - J. Mercer, A. Frazier, J. Bell, M. Moroff
  • E - J. Mercer (5), J. Nicasio
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Martinez7.05221513.361.1418.5
T. Rosenthal (H, 12)1.00000103.721.163.5
B. Cecil (L, 1-3) (BS, 1)0.23221003.651.30-11.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Martinez7.0
T. Rosenthal (H, 12)1.0
B. Cecil (L, 1-3) (BS, 1)0.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Williams5.210222504.691.333.5
D. Hudson0.10000004.381.410.0
T. Watson1.01000003.671.492.0
J. Nicasio1.02111212.591.180.0
W. LeBlanc (W, 4-2)1.00000103.991.1710.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Williams5.2
D. Hudson0.1
T. Watson1.0
J. Nicasio1.0
W. LeBlanc (W, 4-2)1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - B. Cecil (2)
  • HBP - T. Rosenthal (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Martinez 101-68, T. Rosenthal 18-11, B. Cecil 11-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Martinez 8-8, B. Cecil 2-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Martinez 27, T. Rosenthal 4, B. Cecil 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Williams 89-62, D. Hudson 4-2, T. Watson 7-5, J. Nicasio 24-14, W. LeBlanc 12-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Williams 7-3, T. Watson 2-0, W. LeBlanc 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Williams 27, D. Hudson, T. Watson 3, J. Nicasio 6, W. LeBlanc 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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CardinalsSTL44-47
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PiratesPIT44-48
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 1B50210014.243.378.450.8283.5
T. Pham LF40000121.306.390.514.9030.0
D. Fowler CF40200102.244.331.473.8043.0
J. Gyorko 3B50000007.294.358.514.8730.0
Y. Molina C41111020.265.297.412.7095.0
K. Wong 2B41200000.300.389.438.8273.0
P. DeJong SS40100022.302.319.576.8951.0
M. Sierra RF41400000.444.487.444.9327.0
C. Martinez P20110012.176.200.235.4351.5
a- L. Voit PH00000100.302.362.628.9901.0
T. Rosenthal P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Cecil P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-walked for Martinez in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Frazier 2B41210001.267.345.364.7107.0
J. Jaso LF30000113.231.314.425.7390.5
A. McCutchen CF40110013.294.380.520.9001.5
J. Bell 1B40000022.240.324.474.798-1.0
F. Cervelli C40100001.250.348.383.7311.0
J. Harrison PR01000000.273.352.424.7761.0
G. Polanco RF40100001.261.318.408.7261.0
J. Mercer SS41110011.267.346.420.7663.5
M. Moroff 3B31111000.098.203.176.3806.0
a- J. Osuna PH10000001.248.289.468.7570.0
T. Williams P20100000.043.043.043.0871.0
D. Hudson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Watson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- P. Gosselin PH10000010.154.195.179.375-0.5
J. Nicasio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. LeBlanc P0000-000.200.200.200.000-
c- D. Freese PH00000100.245.376.364.7401.0
Total3448412613-----
  • a-grounded out for Moroff in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Watson in the 7th
  • c-was walked intentionally for LeBlanc in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Carpenter (18), P. DeJong (11)
  • HR - Y. Molina (10)
  • SH - C. Martinez (4)
  • RBI - M. Carpenter (44), Y. Molina (41), C. Martinez (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Martinez (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Mercer (15)
  • HR - M. Moroff
  • RBI - A. Frazier (29), A. McCutchen (51), J. Mercer (37), M. Moroff (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Frazier (15)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Sierra (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Frazier (7)
FIELDING
  • DP - J. Mercer, A. Frazier, J. Bell, M. Moroff
  • E - J. Mercer (5), J. Nicasio
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Martinez7.05221513.361.1418.5
T. Rosenthal (H, 12)1.00000103.721.163.5
B. Cecil (L, 1-3) (BS, 1)0.23221003.651.30-11.0
Total8.2844261---
PITCHERSIP
C. Martinez7.0
T. Rosenthal (H, 12)1.0
B. Cecil (L, 1-3) (BS, 1)0.2
Total8.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Williams5.210222504.691.333.5
D. Hudson0.10000004.381.410.0
T. Watson1.01000003.671.492.0
J. Nicasio1.02111212.591.180.0
W. LeBlanc (W, 4-2)1.00000103.991.1710.5
Total9.01333381---
PITCHERSIP
T. Williams5.2
D. Hudson0.1
T. Watson1.0
J. Nicasio1.0
W. LeBlanc (W, 4-2)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - B. Cecil (2)
  • HBP - T. Rosenthal (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Martinez 101-68, T. Rosenthal 18-11, B. Cecil 11-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Martinez 8-8, B. Cecil 2-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Martinez 27, T. Rosenthal 4, B. Cecil 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Williams 89-62, D. Hudson 4-2, T. Watson 7-5, J. Nicasio 24-14, W. LeBlanc 12-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Williams 7-3, T. Watson 2-0, W. LeBlanc 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Williams 27, D. Hudson, T. Watson 3, J. Nicasio 6, W. LeBlanc 3
  • 9TH INNING
    Frazier singled to right center, Mercer scored, Freese to second34
    Mercer doubled to deep left, Harrison scored33
  • 8TH INNING
    Molina homered to left center32
  • 6TH INNING
    Martinez singled to center, Wong scored, Sierra to third22
  • 5TH INNING
    Moroff homered to right12
    Carpenter doubled to deep right, Sierra scored11
  • 1ST INNING
    McCutchen singled to center, Frazier scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Wade LeBlanc relieved Juan Nicasio
    • T. Pham: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Pham struck out looking
    • D. Fowler: Fowler safe at first on shortstop Mercer fielding error
    • J. Gyorko: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gyorko lined into double play shortstop to first, Fowler out at first
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Brett Cecil relieved Trevor Rosenthal
    • F. Cervelli: Cervelli reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • Josh Harrison ran for Francisco Cervelli
    • G. Polanco: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Polanco grounded out to pitcher, Harrison to second
    • J. Mercer: Mercer doubled to deep left, Harrison scored
    • Jose Osuna hit for Max Moroff
    • J. Osuna: Jose Osuna facing Brett Cecil
    • M. Moroff: Ball, Osuna grounded out to third
    • David Freese hit for Wade LeBlanc
    • D. Freese: Freese intentionally walked
    • A. Frazier: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Frazier singled to right center, Mercer scored, Freese to second
  • 8TH INNING
    • Juan Nicasio pitching
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Ball, Molina homered to left center
    • K. Wong: Ball, Wong flied out to center
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
    • M. Sierra: Ball, Foul, Sierra singled to left
    • Luke Voit hit for Carlos Martinez
    • L. Voit: Sierra to third on Nicasio fielding error, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Voit walked
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Carpenter struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Trevor Rosenthal pitching
    • A. Frazier: Foul, Ball, Ball, Frazier hit by pitch
    • J. Jaso: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Jaso lined out to third
    • A. McCutchen: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, McCutchen fouled out to catcher
    • J. Bell: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Bell struck out looking
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Tony Watson relieved Daniel Hudson
    • T. Pham: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Pham grounded out to third
    • D. Fowler: Fowler singled to center
    • J. Gyorko: Gyorko grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Fowler out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Martinez Pitching:
    • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Mercer struck out looking
    • M. Moroff: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Moroff grounded out to first
    • Phil Gosselin hit for Tony Watson
    • P. Gosselin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gosselin struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • Y. Molina: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Molina struck out swinging
    • K. Wong: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Wong singled to left center
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, DeJong struck out looking
    • M. Sierra: Sierra singled to shallow right, Wong to second
    • C. Martinez: Martinez singled to center, Wong scored, Sierra to third
    • Daniel Hudson relieved Trevor Williams
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Carpenter flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Martinez Pitching:
    • J. Bell: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Bell struck out looking
    • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Cervelli flied out to center
    • G. Polanco: Strike swinging, Polanco lined out to left
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • M. Sierra: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Sierra reached on an infield single to second
    • C. Martinez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Martinez hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Sierra to second
    • M. Carpenter: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Carpenter doubled to deep right, Sierra scored
    • T. Pham: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pham walked
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Fowler reached on fielder's choice to first, Carpenter to third, Pham out at second
    • J. Gyorko: Strike (foul tip), Gyorko reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Fowler out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Martinez Pitching:
    • M. Moroff: Moroff homered to right
    • T. Williams: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Williams grounded out to first
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Frazier grounded out to second
    • J. Jaso: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Jaso walked
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, McCutchen lined out to left
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Molina struck out swinging
    • K. Wong: Wong singled to center
    • P. DeJong: DeJong grounded into double play third to second to first, Wong out at second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Martinez Pitching:
    • J. Bell: Bell grounded out to first
    • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Cervelli flied out to right
    • G. Polanco: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Polanco reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • J. Mercer: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Mercer fouled out to left
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Carpenter flied out to deep left
    • T. Pham: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pham struck out swinging
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Fowler singled to right center
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gyorko grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Martinez Pitching:
    • T. Williams: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Williams singled to right
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Frazier grounded out to second, Williams to second
    • J. Jaso: Foul, Jaso flied out to left
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, McCutchen struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Molina grounded out to third
    • K. Wong: Strike looking, Wong flied out to center
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, DeJong doubled to deep left
    • M. Sierra: Sierra reached on an infield single to second, DeJong to third
    • C. Martinez: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Sierra stole second, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Martinez Pitching:
    • G. Polanco: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Polanco lined out to first
    • J. Mercer: Ball, Mercer grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Moroff: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Moroff grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Carpenter singled to right center
    • T. Pham: Pham flied out to deep left
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Carpenter caught stealing, catcher to second
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Foul, Gyorko grounded into double play third to first, Carpenter out at third
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Martinez Pitching:
    • A. Frazier: Foul, Frazier singled to left center
    • J. Jaso: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier stole second
    • A. McCutchen: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, McCutchen singled to center, Frazier scored
    • J. Bell: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bell lined out to center
    • F. Cervelli: Ball, Cervelli grounded out to first
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)