St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Stephen Piscotty is unable to catch a double by Pittsburgh Pirates’ John Jaso during the seventh inning. Via AP.

The Pittsburgh Pirates won the series rubber match today in St. Louis, beating the Cardinals 10-5 after nine different Pirates scored. Gerrit Cole, the young Pittsburgh righthander, gave up just two hits in six innings, while the Cardinals’ Michael Wacha took the loss, his third straight.

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Pittsburgh’s John Jaso broke open a tie game in the fifth by swatting a two-run homer. Gregory Polanoco put it out of reach with a three-run jack in the seventh.

More than 42,000 fans in St. Louis turned out to watch the loss on a beautiful, 77-degree Mother’s Day.

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The Cardinals are now 16-16 , and having lost a chance to make up ground on the second-place Pirates, are firmly in third place in the National League Central. Last year through 32 games the Cards were 23-9.

There’s always the next game!