Michael Wacha shut out the Pirates on two hits for seven innings and the Cardinals finished off a sweep of the Pirates in a key NL Central series at Busch Stadium. St. Louis took a game-and-a-half lead over the Pirates for first place in the division. Four Cardinals players hit doubles with Wacha driving in two runs with a base hit.
The Cardinals get today off. Then they open a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals are in first place in the NL Central at 83-and-60, with a slim lead over Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.