Monday, April 9, 2007

Game 7: Pirates vs. Cardinals

It was a pitchers duel in the season opener in PNC between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals.

In 7 innings, Pittsburgh starter Ian Snell allowed only one run, on a 4th inning single by Scott Rolen, scoring Albert Pujols from 2nd.

St. Louis starter Braden Looper went 7 shut-out innings, allowing only 2 hits.

In the top of 8th, Preston Wilson, pinch-hitting for Jim Edmonds, doubled, scoring Eckstein and Pujols, increasing the Cardinals lead to 3-0.

St. Louis relief pitchers continued the domination of the Bucs line-up, completing the 3-hit shutout.

Through the entire game the Pirates were unable to get move a base-runner past 2nd base.

Adam LaRoche continued to struggle at the plate, going 0 for 3 with a walk.

The two teams will meet again at PNC Park tomorrow night for the 2nd game of the 3-game series.

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