Pirates Trounce Carpenter and Cardinals

5 years 2 months 18 hours ago August 27, 2011 Aug 27, 2011 Saturday, August 27 2011 Saturday, August 27, 2011 5:10:00 PM CDT in Baseball
By: Associated Press

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.

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