Pirates Trounce Carpenter and Cardinals
ST. LOUIS(AP) - Rookie Brad Lincoln pitched six scoreless innings and participated in the Pittsburgh Pirates' smackdown of Chris Carpenter with an RBI double and walk in a 7-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.
Josh Harrison had three singles and three RBIs, Garrett Jones also had three hits with a pair of doubles and Neil Walker homered for Pittsburgh.
The Pirates got spotless work from a rookie for the second time in four major games, following Aarom Thompson's 4 1-3 innings in his major league debut and home against the Brewers on Monday.
Carpenter (8-9) lost for only the third time in 15 career decisions against Pittsburgh, trudging though fix innings while giving up six runs and nine hits.