Karstens didn't get out of the fourth inning.
The Pirates battled early. But the offense was shut down after the second inning. St. Louis got to Jeff Karstens and then Chris Resop out of the bullpen. The Cards got seven tallies to support Kyle Lohse in his quest for his 100th career win.
Lohse got nicked in the first and then cut badly in the second. Jose Tabata led of the first with a single. Alex Presley walked. Andrew McCutchen singled to plate one. The rally was quickly repelled when Neil Walker whiffed and Garrett Jones hit into a double play.
In the second Josh Harrison doubled to start the inning. He scored on a single from Ronny Cedeño. Michael McKenry doubled to put runners on second and third. St. Louis pulled the infield in and Karstens grounded out right to Skip Schu...
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