Pirates Earn DH Sweep Over Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Erik Gonzalez and Adam Frazier singled in runs, rookie Cody Ponce earned his first big league victory and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 for a doubleheader sweep. Cole Tucker drove in the go-ahead run in extra innings in the Pirates’ 4-3 win in the opener. Ponce was used as a reliever in his first two appearances this season and made his first major league start. He went 5 2/3 innings, holding the Cardinals scoreless and scattering five hits. Nick Turley pitched the seventh to record his first save in the majors. Prior to this year, Turley hadn’t appeared in affiliated ball since 2017 due to elbow injuries.

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Cole Tucker jogs home to score on a single by Jacob Stallings during the fourth inning in the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)