The Cardinals kept their slim hopes alive Monday with a comeback win over the Pirates.
Down 1-0, the Redbirds scored a pair in the third inning to lead 2-1. The Bucs scored one in the fourth and two in the fifth to go up 4-2. But the Birds scored two in the six to tie the game and added one run in the seventh and one in the eight to win 6-4.
Skip Schumaker, Allen Craig, Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday had two hits each to lead the offense.
Colby Rasmus stranded three runners one base with one hit -- and two strikeouts -- in four at bats.
Cardinals leftfielder Matt Holliday amongst a sea of high fives after hitting a game-tying, two-run homer Monday night against the Pirates. AP photo.
Cardinals star of the game: Matt Holliday was 2-for-3 with three RBIs, a run scored and a homer.
Cardinals play of the game: Holliday's two-run shot in the sixth tied the game at four.
Lowlight: Kyle Lohse was awful again. He managed to pitch six innings but allowed 10 hits and four earned runs to see his season ERA rise to 7.09.