Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals Game 3: Live Score, NLDS Highlights
The series was tied at one game apiece, but the Pirates took a 2-1 series advantage with a win on Sunday.
After Carlos Beltran tied the game at three in the eighth with a solo home run, Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin drove in two runs in the bottom of the eighth.
Jason Grilli the notched the first postseason save of his career, as the Bucs celebrated the win at home.
Beltran was the best player in the game on Sunday, going 2-for-3 with all three RBIs for the Cardinals. However, no one else could help St. Louis' offense, and the team came up just short.
The Pirates are now one win away from a trip to the NLCS, and from winning their first postseason series in more than three decades.
F - Pirates 5, Cardinals 3
Bucs are one win away from their first playoff series victory in 34 years.— The Pinstriped Bible (@pinstripebible) October 6, 2013
Cardinals down to their last out. Tying run at the plate in the form of Daniel Descalso.
Jon Jay is the tying run at the plate. Kozma follows him, then Descalso.— Jesse Spector (@jessespector) October 6, 2013
Jason Grilli comes in to face LHH Matt Adams and Jon Jay with LHP Justin Wilson in pen. Discuss— Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) October 6, 2013
A double play ends the inning, but two clutch runs for the Pirates will give Jason Grilli the chance to close the game.
Martin and Beltran with 6 RBIs in this series.— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) October 6, 2013
Press box shook when Martin lined that single. 5-3 Buccos.— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) October 6, 2013
Alvarez's biggest hit off a lefty, ever.— Steve Berthiaume (@BertDbacks) October 6, 2013
After batting .180 against lefties this year, Alvarez with a clutch RBI single to break the tie.
NOW ALVAREZ WITH A CLUTCH HIT AGAINST A LEFTY WTF IS GOING ON AROUND HERE?!?— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) October 6, 2013
Kevin Siegrist coming in from the bullpen to face Pedro Alvarez. One out, two on, tied 3-3 in the 8th.— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) October 6, 2013
Wow what an AB by Byrd.— Dill (@DillonHague) October 6, 2013
Don't see Andrew McCutchen make silly mistakes like that very often.— John Perrotto (@jperrotto) October 6, 2013
Terrible mistake by McCutchen. He shouldn't have been running to third, and he got caught because of it. Runner on first and one out.
M-V-P chants shake PNC Park after Andrew McCutchen's leadoff double.— Michael Sanserino (@msanserino) October 6, 2013
Again, Cutch good at baseball.— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) October 6, 2013
carlos beltran is the best october hitter of generation & it isn't even close. werth, jeter great. but not beltran great.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) October 6, 2013
The Pirates end the eighth with a double play, but the Cards got all they needed with Beltran's home run. Game tied at three.
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