PITTSBURGH(AP) – Jack Flaherty pitched six solid innings to keep his record perfect and Paul DeJong hit a three-run homer in the first inning to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 12-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Flaherty struck out nine while winning his fifth consecutive start.
He gave up three runs on six hits and two walks and improved to 7-1 in 10 career starts against the Pirates.
DeJong’s homer off Trevor Cahill capped a four-run first.
St. Louis won for the seventh time in nine games.