Pirates Clip Cards For 2-1 Series Lead

The Cardinals look to avoid elimination from their National League Division Series in Game Four today after a 5-3 loss to the Pirates in Game Three Sunday. Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin hit back-to-back RBI-singles in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Pirates at PNC Park. Carlos Beltran knocked in all three runs for the Cards. Beltran tied the game at three with a solo home run in the top of the eighth inning. Carlos Martinez suffered the loss.