Hanrahan was scored on in the ninth.

Before anything else, I would be remiss if I didn't point out that the Pirates will need to win their final 14 games to avoid being below .500 for the 19th straight season. We all knew this day was coming. It doesn't make it any easier, especially given that the Pirates allowed two ninth inning runs and lost a run due to a blown call by the third base ump Sam Holbrook.

It didn't start well as Jeff Karstens gave up three runs in the second inning. Yadier Molina hit a ground rule double that scored Lance Berkman and moved Ski Schumaker to third. Daniel Descalso was given a free pass to bring up Chris Carpenter. But he singled in two runs and it was 3-0 Cards.

Pittsburgh got one run back and could've added more in the second. Singles from Derrek L...

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