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St. Louis 4, Pittsburgh 3
When: 7:05 PM ET, Friday, August 27, 2021
Where: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Temperature: 88°
Umpires: Home - Chad Whitson, 1B - Bill Welke, 2B - Chris Conroy, 3B - Ben May
Attendance: 12662

Tommy Edman homered and drove in three runs Friday as the visiting St. Louis Cardinals squeaked past the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3.

Harrison Bader added an RBI double and Paul Goldschmidt was a homer shy of hitting for the cycle for the Cardinals, who have won three of five.

St. Louis starter J.A. Happ (8-6) pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs and three hits with three walks and four strikeouts.

Alex Reyes pitched a scoreless ninth for his 29th save.

Yoshi Tsutsugo hit an RBI triple and Colin Moran an RBI single for the Pirates, who had won five of seven.

Pittsburgh starter Dillon Peters (0-2) gave up three runs and six hits in five innings, with no walks and four strikeouts.

The starters staged a scoreless pitchers' duel through four innings.

In the fifth, St. Louis' Edmundo Sosa doubled to left with one out. Bader drove Sosa in with a double to right-center for a 1-0 lead. The hit left Bader just 6-for-45 (.133) against Pittsburgh this year.

After Happ's groundout moved Bader to third, Edman hit his eighth homer, to left, boosting the margin to 3-0.

Pittsburgh got one back in the bottom of the fifth. Jacob Stallings singled and went to second on Edman's throwing error from second base. Tsutsugo's triple to center brought Stallings home.

The Pirates closed within 3-2 in the sixth. With two outs, Moran walked, chasing Happ for Luis Garcia. Stallings singled to center. Tsutsugo walked to load the bases, and Kevin Newman drew another walk to force in Moran.

It was the 28th time the Cardinals have walked in a run this year.

In the seventh, Paul DeJong tripled to right-center with one out and scored on Edman's flyout to center to increase St. Louis' lead to 4-2.

Against St. Louis reliever Giovanny Gallegos, Michael Chavis opened the eighth with a double off the wall in right and scored on Moran's single to center to slice the deficit to 4-3.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   Pittsburgh
J.A. Happ Player Dillon Peters
Win W/L Loss
5.2 IP 5.0
4 Strikeouts 4
3 Hits 6
3.18 ERA 5.40
St. Louis   Pittsburgh
Paul Goldschmidt Player Jacob Stallings
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
6 TB 3
.750 Avg .750
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 9 1 19 .273 14 6 4 1 0 1
Pittsburgh 8 0 11 .242 15 8 3 5 1 0