Game Recap: Cards Outlast Bucs 3-2

The Bottom Line: Matt Holliday singled home two runs in the top of the seventh to push the Cards past the Pirates in the opener of a three game set. John Lackey gave up an early solo home run to Pedro Alvarez but recovered to go 7 strong innings with

Game Recap: Cards Top Phils in Extras 6-5

The Bottom Line: Matt Carpenter knocked in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the top of the 12th to propel the Cards to their eighth win in their last 10 games. Shelby Miller also went 6 solid innings, only giving up three earned runs on five hits. Positives: Jhonny Peralta