Pirates score twice in the ninth, beat Cardinals 3-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) Colin Moran wanted to hit the ball hard, and in the air, with two on in the ninth inning of a tied game. He didn't, but it turned out well anyway.

Moran drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single and the Pittsburgh Pirates scored twice in the ninth for a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.

''My plan was hit the ball in the air or something hard,'' Moran said. ''It wasn't my plan to hit a ground ball. It worked out. I just wanted to get the runner in at all costs.''

Francisco Liriano (4-1) pitched the eighth and earned the victory. Felipe Vazquez pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his 21st save.

Carlos Martinez (2-1) worked one inning of relief and took the loss.

With the score tied 1-1 and one out in the top of the ninth, Starling Marte reached base when he was hit in the back with a pitch by Martinez. Josh Bell beat the shift with a single to the left side of second base, sending Marte to third. Moran hit a sharp grounder to Kolten Wong, who made a diving stop and rose to one knee, but his throw was not in time as Moran slid safely into first and Marte scored for a 2-1 lead.

''I don't know if I've ever slid into first before,'' Moran said. ''It was out of desperation. I'm pretty slow. I hit it pretty decent. He's really good over there.''

Corey Dickerson walked, loading the bases. Kevin Newman hit a grounder to short, but the Cardinals failed to turn a double play, and Bell scored to give Pittsburgh a 3-1 lead.

''We got the win. That's as good as it gets,'' said Newman, who drove in two runs. ''Martinez is really good. We were able to scratch out a win.''

The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Pirates. St. Louis had a three-game winning streak stopped.

''It was a good game for our team,'' Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle said. ''We played like we try to play every game.''

St. Louis starter Jack Flaherty pitched seven strong innings, but did not get a decision. He allowed one run and three hits, striking out eight and walking three, including one intentional. Flaherty's last victory came on May 14. Since then, Flaherty has three losses and seven no-decision outings.

Pittsburgh starter Dario Agrazal pitched into the seventh before he was pulled for Richard Rodriguez. Agrazal gave up a run on five hits and three walks.

Dexter Fowler led off the seventh with a double that hit the top of the fence in left. He pulled up well before second, thinking it was a home run. Marte bobbled the ball and Fowler waltzed into third.

''Yeah, it should've at least been a triple,'' Fowler said. ''Definitely not a double.''

After Wong walked, Rodriguez relieved and pitched out the jam, getting a fielder's choice, a fly out in foul territory near first base, and a ground out.

''He's been on a roll,'' Hurdle said of Rodriguez. ''He's got a lot of confidence on the mound. It wasn't a prime time to bring in anybody there. It's hard work. He stayed on the attack and kept us in the game.''

Not scoring there was huge, St. Louis manager Mike Shildt said.

''That's clearly frustrating. You've got first and third, nobody out and you can't get a ball out of the infield,'' Shildt said. ''Obviously, guys are giving the effort but we've got to execute there. It's a game of execution and the last three innings more or less we didn't execute as well as they did. That was the ballgame.''

Flaherty helped himself in the fifth by driving in a run to tie it at 1-all. With one out, a short fly by Harrison Bader fell in and he hustled for a double. After Bader stole third, Flaherty doubled down the third-base line. It was his third double and third RBI this season.

Flaherty then tried to steal third. He was called safe, but Pittsburgh challenged. The call was overturned after a review.

After going hitless the first four innings, the Pirates broke through in the fifth. Corey Dickerson doubled with one out and scored on a single to right field by Newman.

THOU SHALL NOT STEAL

Cardinals catcher Matt Wieters cut down two would-be Pittsburgh stealers. In the fourth, Marte was caught trying to steal second. In the fifth, Newman attempted to steal second as Elias Diaz struck out. He was called safe but the Cardinals challenged. The call was overturned.

TURNSTYLES WHIRRING

The Cardinals announced a crowd of 43,777 to push the club past the 2 million mark in attendance for the season. The other two teams in baseball to eclipse the 2 million mark are the New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

TRAINING ROOM

Pirates: RHP Keone Kela (right shoulder inflammation) allowed two runs in one-third inning of relief in his second appearance of his rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Indianapolis.

Cardinals: INF Matt Carpenter (right foot contusion) went on the 10-day Injured List. ''You don't want to be injured ever and to do it after just coming back from the All-Star break, feeling like you're ready to have a strong second half-both individually and for the group,'' Carpenter said. ''It's pretty frustrating.'' St. Louis recalled rookie infielder Edmundo Sosa, 23, from Triple-A Memphis.

UP NEXT

Pirates: RHP Chris Archer (3-6, 5.42) had a season-high 10 strikeouts but didn't get a decision in his last start, a 4-3 loss to the Cubs. He has three career starts and is 0-0 with a 2.20 ERA against St. Louis.

Cardinals: RHP Daniel Ponce de Leon (1-0, 1.99) is making his second career start against the Pirates. In his last outing, he made an emergency start for Adam Wainwright (back spasms) and held Arizona to one run on three hits while pitching 6 2/3 innings. He did not figure in the decision.

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  • W: F. Liriano (4-1)L: C. Martinez (2-1)S: F. Vazquez (21)
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J. Bell 1B41100011.294.368.625.9921.5
C. Moran 3B40110021.293.332.474.8061.0
C. Dickerson LF11100300.278.333.474.8086.0
K. Newman SS40120015.325.365.465.8301.5
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  • a-struck out for Rodriguez in the 8th
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  • a-grounded out for Wong in the 9th
  • b-grounded out for Flaherty in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Dickerson (13)
  • RBI - C. Moran (50), K. Newman 2 (35)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Newman 3 (3), E. Diaz 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Fowler (11), H. Bader (10), J. Flaherty (3)
  • RBI - J. Flaherty (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Flaherty 3 (3), J. Martinez 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - S. Marte (3), K. Newman (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - H. Bader (5)
  • CS - J. Flaherty
FIELDING
  • DP - (Frazier-Bell)
  • E - S. Marte (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Wieters-Wong)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Agrazal6.05113002.451.3212.0
R. Rodriguez1.00000003.481.433.0
F. Liriano (W, 4-1)1.00000102.961.2910.5
F. Vazquez (S, 21)1.00000202.011.1211.0
PITCHERSIP
D. Agrazal6.0
R. Rodriguez1.0
F. Liriano (W, 4-1)1.0
F. Vazquez (S, 21)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Flaherty7.03113804.411.2021.0
G. Gallegos1.00000102.490.783.5
C. Martinez (L, 2-1)1.02221002.911.06-7.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Flaherty7.0
G. Gallegos1.0
C. Martinez (L, 2-1)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Agrazal 87-52, R. Rodriguez 11-6, F. Liriano 11-8, F. Vazquez 17-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Agrazal 6-10, R. Rodriguez 2-1, F. Liriano 1-1, F. Vazquez 1-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Agrazal 24, R. Rodriguez 3, F. Liriano 3, F. Vazquez 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - J. Flaherty
  • HBP - C. Martinez (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Flaherty 101-61, G. Gallegos 13-8, C. Martinez 21-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Flaherty 6-5, G. Gallegos 1-1, C. Martinez 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Flaherty 25, G. Gallegos 3, C. Martinez 7
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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S. Marte CF31100001.276.317.477.7942.0
J. Bell 1B41100011.294.368.625.9921.5
C. Moran 3B40110021.293.332.474.8061.0
C. Dickerson LF11100300.278.333.474.8086.0
K. Newman SS40120015.325.365.465.8301.5
E. Diaz C40000013.255.310.328.638-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Rodriguez in the 8th
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P. Goldschmidt 1B40000000.250.339.425.7650.0
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K. Wong 2B20000101.246.329.372.7011.0
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M. Wieters C20000102.223.288.436.7251.0
H. Bader CF21100102.205.317.361.6786.0
J. Flaherty P20110003.192.250.308.5582.0
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  • a-grounded out for Wong in the 9th
  • b-grounded out for Flaherty in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Dickerson (13)
  • RBI - C. Moran (50), K. Newman 2 (35)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Newman 3 (3), E. Diaz 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Fowler (11), H. Bader (10), J. Flaherty (3)
  • RBI - J. Flaherty (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Flaherty 3 (3), J. Martinez 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - S. Marte (3), K. Newman (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - H. Bader (5)
  • CS - J. Flaherty
FIELDING
  • DP - (Frazier-Bell)
  • E - S. Marte (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Wieters-Wong)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Agrazal6.05113002.451.3212.0
R. Rodriguez1.00000003.481.433.0
F. Liriano (W, 4-1)1.00000102.961.2910.5
F. Vazquez (S, 21)1.00000202.011.1211.0
Total9.0511330---
PITCHERSIP
D. Agrazal6.0
R. Rodriguez1.0
F. Liriano (W, 4-1)1.0
F. Vazquez (S, 21)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Flaherty7.03113804.411.2021.0
G. Gallegos1.00000102.490.783.5
C. Martinez (L, 2-1)1.02221002.911.06-7.0
Total9.0533490---
PITCHERSIP
J. Flaherty7.0
G. Gallegos1.0
C. Martinez (L, 2-1)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Agrazal 87-52, R. Rodriguez 11-6, F. Liriano 11-8, F. Vazquez 17-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Agrazal 6-10, R. Rodriguez 2-1, F. Liriano 1-1, F. Vazquez 1-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Agrazal 24, R. Rodriguez 3, F. Liriano 3, F. Vazquez 3
PITCHING
  • IBB - J. Flaherty
  • HBP - C. Martinez (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Flaherty 101-61, G. Gallegos 13-8, C. Martinez 21-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Flaherty 6-5, G. Gallegos 1-1, C. Martinez 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Flaherty 25, G. Gallegos 3, C. Martinez 7
  • 9TH INNING
    Newman reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Bell scored, Moran to third, Dickerson out at second31
    Moran reached on an infield single to second, Marte scored, Bell to second21
  • 5TH INNING
    Flaherty doubled to left, Bader scored11
    Newman singled to right, Dickerson scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Carlos Martinez relieved Giovanny Gallegos
    • B. Reynolds: Strike looking, Reynolds grounded out to first
    • S. Marte: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Marte hit by pitch
    • J. Bell: Strike looking, Ball, Bell singled to center, Marte to third
    • C. Moran: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Moran reached on an infield single to second, Marte scored, Bell to second
    • C. Dickerson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dickerson walked, Bell to third, Moran to second
    • K. Newman: Newman reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Bell scored, Moran to third, Dickerson out at second
    • E. Diaz: Foul, Diaz flied out to right
    • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Felipe Vazquez relieved Francisco Liriano
    • T. O'Neill: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, O'Neill struck out looking
    • D. Fowler: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Fowler struck out looking
    • Yairo Munoz hit for Kolten Wong
    • Y. Munoz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Munoz grounded out to third
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Giovanny Gallegos pitching
    • E. Diaz: Ball, Strike swinging, Diaz fouled out to first
    • Melky Cabrera hit for Richard Rodriguez
    • M. Cabrera: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Frazier grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Francisco Liriano pitching
    • T. Edman: Ball, Foul, Foul, Edman grounded out to shortstop
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Goldschmidt flied out to right
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • S. Marte: Foul, Ball, Marte singled to left
    • J. Bell: Ball, Bell flied out to deep center, Marte to second
    • C. Moran: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Moran struck out swinging
    • C. Dickerson: Ball, Ball, Dickerson intentionally walked
    • K. Newman: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Newman struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Agrazal Pitching:
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Fowler doubled to deep left, Fowler to third on center fielder Marte fielding error
    • K. Wong: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Wong walked
    • Richard Rodriguez relieved Dario Agrazal
    • M. Wieters: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wieters reached on fielder's choice to first, Wong out at second
    • H. Bader: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bader fouled out to first
    • Jose Martinez hit for Jack Flaherty
    • J. Martinez: Martinez grounded out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • D. Agrazal: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Agrazal grounded out to second
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
    • B. Reynolds: Reynolds grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Agrazal Pitching:
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Foul, DeJong fouled out to first
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Strike looking, Goldschmidt grounded out to third
    • T. O'Neill: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, O'Neill popped out to first
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • C. Moran: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Moran struck out swinging
    • C. Dickerson: Foul, Ball, Dickerson doubled to deep right center
    • K. Newman: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Newman singled to right, Dickerson scored
    • E. Diaz: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Diaz struck out swinging, Newman caught stealing second, catcher to second
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Agrazal Pitching:
    • M. Wieters: Foul, Ball, Foul, Wieters lined out to center
    • H. Bader: Ball, Ball, Bader doubled to left
    • J. Flaherty: Ball, Bader stole third, Foul, Ball, Flaherty doubled to left, Bader scored
    • T. Edman: Ball, Flaherty caught stealing third, catcher to third, Edman grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • B. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reynolds walked
    • S. Marte: Strike looking, Foul, Marte reached on fielder's choice to third, Reynolds out at second
    • J. Bell: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Marte caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bell popped out to third
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Agrazal Pitching:
    • T. O'Neill: Foul, O'Neill reached on an infield single to third
    • D. Fowler: Foul, Ball, Fowler lined into double play second to first, O'Neill out at first
    • K. Wong: Ball, Foul, Wong popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • E. Diaz: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Diaz flied out to deep right
    • D. Agrazal: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Agrazal struck out looking
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Foul, Frazier grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Agrazal Pitching:
    • T. Edman: Edman grounded out to shortstop
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, DeJong flied out to left
    • P. Goldschmidt: Goldschmidt popped out to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • J. Bell: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Bell struck out looking
    • C. Moran: Moran lined out to left
    • C. Dickerson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Dickerson walked
    • K. Newman: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Newman flied out to right
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Agrazal Pitching:
    • T. O'Neill: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, O'Neill singled to left
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Fowler flied out to deep right
    • K. Wong: Ball, Wong flied out to deep left
    • M. Wieters: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Wieters walked, O'Neill to second
    • H. Bader: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bader walked, O'Neill to third, Wieters to second
    • J. Flaherty: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Flaherty grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
    • B. Reynolds: Strike looking, Reynolds grounded out to third
    • S. Marte: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Marte grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Agrazal Pitching:
    • T. Edman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Edman grounded out to first
    • P. DeJong: DeJong lined out to second
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Goldschmidt grounded out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)