Found October 07, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
The St Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 in Game 4 of their NL Division Series matchup, tying the series at two games apiece and forcing a deciding Game 5 on Wednesday. The story of this one was Cardinals rookie Michael Wacha. Wacha was perfect through five, and had a no-hitter going through 7 1/3 in Pittsburgh. But Pedro Alvarez broke up the no-no and the shutout in the eighth with a solo homer. Then, things got interesting, but the Cardinals ended up prevailing. St Louis got their only runs of the game in the sixth. Charlie Morton walked Carlos Beltran to lead off the inning, and Matt Holliday followed with a homer to center field to make it 2-0 in favor of the Redbirds. That was all the Cardinals would get against the Pirates' pitching staff all game, and once Morton departed with two outs in the sixth, St Louis didn't get so much as a base runner. That lack of offense could have proven problematic if Wacha wasn't on the mound and dominating. ...
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