The Pittsburgh Pirates pitching staff shined at PNC Park on Wednesday night. Wandy Rodriguez and the bullpen blanked St. Louis, which extended their consecutive scoreless streak to 21 frames. Not since the sixth inning of Monday night's loss had the Cardinals plated a run off Pittsburgh's arms.

The feat was impressive considering the Cardinals entered game action on Wednesday atop the National League in average, hitting for a team .277 clip this season. St. Louis also leads in SLG (.432) and OBP (.341) in the NL.

“You go against that offense and you put 18 zeros on the board in 18 innings,” Manager Clint Hurdle said over the last two games. “I couldn’t be any prouder of them. The two starts that we got were just what we needed. The bullpen action followed through...To finish the last...

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