The Pirates Joe Musgrave was perfect through two innings and even threw all strikes through those first two frames. The in the third, he gave up a two-run homer to the opposing pitcher.
John Gant and five relievers combined on a shutout as the Cardinals cruised past the Pirates 5-0. Musgrove served up all five runs to lose for the fourth time in his last five decisions. Pittsburgh has dropped seven-of-nine.
The Pirates head to Atlanta to open up a three-game series with the Braves tonight. Jameson Taillon will take the mound in the opener for the Bucs. The Pirates are 0-and-3 against Atlanta this season.