Jason Heyward, Yadier Molina and Stephen Piscotty had RBIs in a three-run fifth inning Tuesday that lifted the St. Louis Cardinals to a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over Pittsburgh. The Cardinals extended their first-place lead over the Pirates to six games. St. Louis is 4-0 this season against the Pirates at Busch Stadium, with each win coming by one run.
By the numbers
The Cardinals’ first through fourth hitters, Matt Carpenter, Kolten Wong, Jhonny Peralta and Heyward, reached base 12 times. ... Carlos Martinez improved to 12-4, allowing three runs (earned) on nine hits in eight innings. The right-hander walked walked none and struck out eight. ... Pirates starter Jeff Locke worked five innings, giving four runs (earned) on seven hits. ... Trevor Rosenthal registered his 34th save. ... Pedro Alvarez's fourth-inning home run was measured at 446 feet, the longest of the season at Busch Stadium.
Michael Wacha (13-4, 2.92 ERA) vs. Gerrit Cole (14-5, 2.39 ERA), 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.