August 30, 2015

Piscotty rakes Giants against wall in Cardinals shutout

SAN FRANCISCO--It was the St. Louis Cardinals' turn for timely offense at AT & T Park Saturday afternoon in a 6-0 shutout over the San Francisco Giants.

Stephen Piscotty went 4-for-4, including a triple, was one base five times, and scored a couple runs for the Redbirds.

Brandon Moss and Kolton Wong also tripled for the Cards.

St. Louis starter Lance Lynn (11-8) notched the win, pitching seven full innings, giving up a half-dozen hits, no runs, walking two and striking out two.

Ryan Vogelsong (9-10) took the loss, pitching four and a third innings and giving up four runs, all of which came in the fifth inning.

But the Cardinals' Saturday success was not without a scary moment and bit of a letdown when Lynn rolled an ankle and suffered minor injury. Lynn left the game at that point, not able to take a shot at pitching the first complete game for St. Louis this season.

Lynn did break a personal 0-5 record versus the Giants.

The Cardinals play the rubber match today before traveling back to St. Louis for a nine-game home stand, featuring three games apiece versus the Washington Nationals, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Chicago Cubs.

Currently, the Pirates are only three-and-a-half games behind the Cardinals in division play.