Pirates Dump Cardinals

After falling behind 2-0 the Pirates scored five runs in the seventh and eighth innings combined and held on for a 5-3 win over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Russell Martin hit a two-run homer in the seven inning and Andrew McCutched put Pittsburgh ahead with a bases-loaded walk. A.J. Burnett improved to 2-and-2 dealing six innings of two-run ball ball six strikeouts. Jason Grilli nailed down his 10th save despite allowing a Carlos Beltran RBI double in the ninth. The Pirates are 14-and-10 only a half-game behind the 14-and-9 Cards in the Central Division. Pete Kozma had an one-run single for St. Louis in sixth inning. Reliever Joe Kelly took the loss after Jake Westbrook pitched six perfect innings allowing six hits and striking out six.