Anyone with delusions of a perfect season can put them to rest.
Kyle Lohse was solid in seven innings, giving up just five hits and three runs. Two of those runs came from a Freddy Sanchez homer.
Ian Snell gave up at least one run in each of the innings that he worked. St. Louis tagged him for five extra base hits and four singles. One of those XBH was Yadier Molina’s first triple since 2005.
Pirate batters managed just one walk, while Pirate hurlers surrendered eight free passes. More bad news: Andy LaRoche continues to struggle. He was 0-3 and made his third error of the season which lead to a pair of unearned runs in the fourth.