Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/30/13
If this five-game series against the first-place St. Louis Cardinals is a chance for the Pirates to make a statement they didn't wait long to clear their throats. And as the game went on the Cardinals couldn't shut them up. The Pirates grabbed a four-run lead in the first inning added five in the seventh and clubbed the Cardinals 9-2 Monday night at PNC Park. "It's a big series and everybody knows that" said shortstop Clint Barmes who went 2 for 4 with two doubles two RBIs and a run. "These are the games that get you excited. The way that it turned ... it was a big win just to kind of kick off the series." In the thick of it all Francisco Liriano delivered another gem to pick up his team-leading 11th victory this season. "This was a great win for us" Liriano said. "I just went out there doing the same things I've done before trying to keep the team in the game and go deeper in the game." Liriano struck out eight batters in seven innings allowing one earned run and four hits to impr...
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