Cardinals pull it out in the 12th to win, 6-5, and take the series from the Bucs. Matt Holliday gets the single that drives Matt Carpenter home. This after Trevor Rosenthal, who’s been a human gasoline can of late, allowed a lead-off homer to tie it in the top of the 8th.
Forty-two games remain, including six against the Pirates, seven against the Reds, and four against the Braves. Pittsburgh has a cushier schedule, although six of their last ten are against the Reds, who might be motivated.
Now it’s on to Wrigley and perhaps a little payback to the Cubs.