Posted: Apr 28, 2013 5:54 PM by Brent Pearson
Updated: Apr 28, 2013 6:56 PM
ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals (14-10) could not get their bats going Sunday as they dropped their second consecutive game to the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-0. The Redbirds only put three hits on the board.
Shelby Miller pitched just over five innings in the loss, giving up three runs on seven hits and walking three. Miller had seven strikeouts in the loss.
The Cardinals' bullpen remains a concern as the first month of the season closes. Fernando Salas, Mitchell Boggs and Mark Rzepczynski combined to give up six runs in three innings of work.
Pittsburgh sent Jeff Locke to the mound to face St. Louis. Locke pitched seven shut-out innings giving up only three hits.
Pittsburg now takes sole possession of the National League Central division after today's win. St. Louis is in second, one-half game back.