Pirates Already Leading 5-1 In 6th; Knocking Cardinals Starter Lynn Early

Pittsburgh PiratesPirates fans can thank Gerrit Cole for both the 0 in that score. Cole is dealing, having sailed through the first four innings, allowing one hit and striking out three while tossing only 51 pitches. Cole plated the game’s first run with an RBI single in the second.

The Pirates have added runs via a two-run homer from Pedro Alvarez in the third and a ground rule double from Marlon Byrd, which sent Justin Morneau home after a double of his own.

As the fifth inning wears on, Lance Lynn has just been pulled from the game by Mike Matheny, his last act issuing a walk to Alvarez.

Source: Craig Calcaterra, NBC Sports