Tabata hit his first homer since April.
Allen Craig homered twice as part of a four hit, three RBI evening. Kyle Lohse got out of trouble in the first and crusied to a win. Paul Maholm got in trouble in the first and the Pirates never recovered.
Maholm got in trouble off the starting blocks. Rafael Furcal led off the game with a single. Craig followed with a two run dinger into the Notch. Albert Pujols singled and Matt Holliday walked, prompting a visit from Ray Searage. David Freese hit into a double play. But Yadier Molina extended the inning with an RBI single, making it 3-0 Cards.
The Pirates almost tied it up in the bottom of the first against Lohse. With one gone Garrett Jones hit a ground rule double. Andrew McCutchen reached on an infield single, with Jones staying at seco...
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