The Pirate today are trying for what would be their fourth series sweep of the season. The other three came against the Astros (July 21-23), Giants (May 6-8) and Reds (April 11-13). The Pirates have swept the Cardinals twice at home since PNC Park opened in 2001.
The Pirates have won three games since reeling off a four-game string July 21-24. They also have not won on a Sunday since June 15.
Lineups for today’s game:
CARDINALS — Schumaker CF, Lopez 3B, Pujols 1B, Ludwick LF, Molina C, Miles 2B, Barton RF, Thompson (5-2, 4.61) RHP, Ryan SS
PIRATES — Sanchez 2B, CRuz SS, McLouth CF, Adam LaRoche 1B, Moss LF, Pearce RF, Andy LaRoche 3B, Chavez C, Davis (1-4, 5.90) RHP