Goldschmidt's 4-hit game lifts Cardinals over Pirates 5-4

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt went 4 for 5 with two doubles and two RBIs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 on Saturday night.

Goldschmidt extended his hitting streak to 14 games and his on-base streak to 28. His two-run double capped a four-run second inning.

Bryan Reynolds hit an inside-the-park home run for the Pirates, and Yoshi Tsutsugo had a two-run double. Both finished with two hits — Reynolds also doubled.

Highly touted St. Louis prospect Matthew Liberatore came within one out of winning his major league debut. The left-hander allowed four runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings while striking out three and walking two.

Liberatore was recalled from Triple-A Memphis prior to the game.

Drew VerHagen (1-0) pitched 2 1/3 scoreless inning in relief of Liberatore for his first major league win since 2019 with Detroit. VerHagen spent the past two seasons playing in Japan.

Ryan Helsley worked a perfect ninth for his second save.

Tommy Edman added two hits as the Cardinals had a total of 10.

Jose Quintana (1-2) was tagged for five runs — two earned — and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings. He struck out four and walked one.

In his previous four starts, Quintana gave up a total of three runs in 23 innings.

The Cardinals broke a scoreless tie with the four-run second. A fielding error by third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes let in the first run and Edmundo Sosa hit an RBI single before Goldschmidt lined his two-run double to right.

Tsutsugo’s double to deep center in the bottom of the inning drew the Pirates to 4-2.

Edman singled in a run for the Cardinals in the fourth for the first of his two hits, but Liberatore was unable to make it through the fifth when Reynolds’ inside-the-parker made it a one-run game at 5-4.

Reynolds hit a drive that hit off the fence in left field and then rolled into left-center as he scored standing up. It was Pirates’ first inside-the-park homer since Starling Marte had one in 2018 at Milwaukee, and Pittsburgh’s first at home since Pedro Alvarez in 2013.

Pittsburgh lost for the fourth time in five games.

FACING THE BUCCOS

Liberatore was the first Cardinals pitcher to make his major league debut as a starter against the Pirates since Alan Benes in 1995 and the first lefty since Ray Sadecki in 1960.

Liberatore also became the seventh Cardinals player to make his big league debut this season.

CLIMBING THE CHARTS

St. Louis designated hitter Albert Pujols played in his 2,992nd career game. That tied Willie Mays for ninth-most in major league history.

ROSTER MOVES

The Cardinals optioned RHP Jake Walsh to Memphis to open space on the 26-man roster for Liberatore. RHP T.J. Zeuch was designated for assignment to clear a 40-man spot.

BRIGHT AND EARLY

Sunday’s finale of the three-game series will start at 11:35 a.m. to accommodate Peacock, NBC’s streaming service. It will be the earliest game played in Pittsburgh since the Pirates hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers at 10:05 a.m. on July 4, 1987, at Three Rivers Stadium.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Cardinals: CF Harrison Bader was a late scratch because of lightheadedness but entered in the eighth inning as a defensive replacement. … OF Dylan Carlson, originally slated to play right field until moving to center, exited with left hamstring tightness after flying out to end the top of the third inning.

Pirates: SS Kevin Newman (left groin strain) has gone 2 for 8 with a double in the first three games of his rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis.

UP NEXT

Cardinals: LHP Steven Matz (3-3, 6.03 ERA) will start Sunday after allowing two runs in five innings of a no-decision against the New York Mets on Tuesday.

Pirates: Had not announced a starting pitcher.

___

More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

News Related

OTHER NEWS

A security breach of Fitness app Strava allowed unidentified operatives to spy on Israeli military's movements, report says

© Provided by Business Insider In this photo illustration, the Strava logo is seen displayed on a smartphone. Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images An alleged Strava security breach allowed ... Read more »

Norway pays tribute to Oslo shooting victims

© Javad Parsa/NTB/via Reuters Oslo Cathedral was decorated with rainbow flags for the memorial service A memorial service has been held at Oslo Cathedral to remember the victims of a ... Read more »

Where to watch 4th of July fireworks in NYC, NY, NJ and CT

4th of July fireworks celebrations are back in 2022! Check out our list to see where they are happening in NYC and beyond Read more »

CBS News poll: Americans react to overturning of Roe v. Wade

The American public is rendering its initial judgment on the overturning of Roe v. Wade, and most disapprove of the ruling, including two-thirds of women who disapprove. By more than ... Read more »

Suspects sought for smash and grabs at 2 Philadelphia Sunoco stations

Officers say three suspects used sledge hammers to break into game machines at the Sunocos. Read more »

Inside the perks of these discount grocers, grocery memberships available in the Houston area

From local neighborhood favorites to brand-name chains, these are the stores you need to know about to make that dollar stretch a little further Read more »

Viewing to be held tonight for fallen Philadelphia firefighter Sean Williamson

Lieutenant Sean Williamson died when a building came crashing down on top of him. Read more »

At Least 22 Partiers Dead in South Africa Nightclub ‘Stampede’ Disaster

© Provided by The Daily Beast Marco Longari/AFP via Getty At least 22 young adults, many between the ages of 18 and 20, were found dead in a South African ... Read more »

Six protesters arrested in South Carolina after abortion ruling

© Provided by The Hill Six people were arrested Saturday evening after protesters opposing and supporting the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade gathered in downtown Greenville, South ... Read more »

Jason Kokrak DQed from Travelers Championship. Could it be an epic walkout from PGA Tour life?

Jason Kokrak’s final shot of the 2022 Travelers Championship was a doozy, and it led to a most unusual disqualification from the tournament. Having belted a drive of 327 yards ... Read more »

Election 2022: President Biden Endorses Danny Davis Amid Heated 7th District Primary Fight

Link video: http://nbclim-download.edgesuite.net/Prod/NBCU_LM_VMS_-_WMAQ/580/467/16972415335-1080pnbcstations.mp4 Rep. Danny Davis, facing a tough primary challenge against multiple candidates, got a huge endorsement on Sunday morning, as President Joe Biden lent his support to the ... Read more »

US destroyer sunk during Second World War in 1944 off Philippines becomes deepest wreck ever discovered

The USS Samuel B Roberts is found by Caladan Oceanic and UK-based EYOS, broken into two pieces, on a slope at a depth of 22,916ft (6,985m) off the Philippine island of Samar. Read more »

Capitals' Alexander Ovechkin moonlights as soccer player for FC Dynamo Moscow, continues scoring goals

Whenever he decides to hang up his skates, the Capitals’ Alexander Ovechkin will assuredly be remembered as one of the greatest pure goal scorers ever. As the NHL’s current third ... Read more »

The 10 Best Hair-Thickening Shampoos for Men

A shampoo should do more than get your hair clean. Any bar soap can scrub away sweat, oil and product buildup, but if you’re interested in taking the best possible ... Read more »

Video: Oregon Quarterback's 70-Yard Throw Goes Viral

© Provided by The Spun SCOTTSDALE, AZ – JANUARY 09: A helmet for the Oregon Ducks is displayed during a press conference for the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game against ... Read more »

How to survive one of the most stressful air travel summers on record

1/17 SLIDES © Pyrosky/istockphoto Flight School From booking a ticket to getting through security to the flight itself (especially with Covid-19 concerns), air travel has become a lot less fun. ... Read more »

Surprising Things You Can Buy With Food Stamps in the South

1/8 SLIDES © jetcityimage / iStock.com The southern states of the U.S. are iconic and historically significant in a number of ways. When you think of the South you may ... Read more »

21 found dead in South African tavern, officials say

PRETORIA, South Africa and LONDON — At least 21 people were found dead in a South African tavern early on Sunday morning, officials said. The South African Police Service they ... Read more »

These Are the 5 Best—and Worst—States for Women-Owned Businesses in America

Over the past two years, the number of women-owned businesses in the U.S. has noticeably grown — up to roughly 13 million of them today, according to the Women’s Business ... Read more »

Child Killed, at Least 5 Others Hurt in West Side Blaze

A child has died and at least five other people are hospitalized after a fire broke out at a residence on Chicago’s West Side. According to the Chicago Fire Department, ... Read more »

Qatar warns against unauthorised use of World Cup logo on car plates

© FRANCK FIFE FIFA’s Qatar 2022 World Cup logo Qatar warned the general public Sunday against the use of unauthorised vehicle license plates with the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 ... Read more »

Prince Charles Accepted $3m in Cash Stuffed Into Bags and Suitcases from Sheikh

© Provided by The Daily Beast Chris Jackson – Pool/Getty Images Welcome to this week’s edition of Royalist, The Daily Beast’s newsletter for all things royal and Royal Family. Subscribe ... Read more »

From ice cave proposals to rare beverages: What it’s like to be a vacation ‘fixer’ for the super rich

MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products. MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers. Think being fathomlessly rich ... Read more »

Elvis Presley's Life in Photos

1/41 SLIDES © John Springer Collection – Getty Images From the time Elvis Presley entered the music industry in 1955, he was different from anyone else. Teenagers flocked to his ... Read more »

A look inside Boeing’s 737 MAX factory

MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products. MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers. In early 2020, before ... Read more »

3 Ways to Improve Your Retirement Plan -- According to Retirees

The best advice you can get about preparing for retirement might be from those who’ve already done it: retirees. In a new study from the independent Employee Benefit Research Institute ... Read more »

Warning Messages Your Body is Trying to Tell You

1/8 SLIDES © Provided by Eat This, Not That! Warning Messages Your Body is Trying to Tell You When things go awry with our health, it usually doesn’t just happen ... Read more »

13 details you may have missed in the 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Disney+ series

1/14 SLIDES © Disney+ 13 details you may have missed in the ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Disney+ series Ewan McGregor returns to his role as the titular character in “Obi-Wan Kenobi.” The ... Read more »

Elon Musk wants SpaceX's biggest rocket ready to launch in July, but experts say he may not get his wish

© Patrick Pleul/Getty Images; SPadre.com SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is hoping to get the Starship spacecraft ready to fly in July. Patrick Pleul/Getty Images; SPadre.com Elon Musk might not be ... Read more »

Land Rover Defender 110: Can you sleep in it?

Autoblog may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability are subject to change. The Land Rover Defender is an impressive off-roading machine that, ... Read more »

Catholic bishops celebrate a big win: But as they have sowed, so shall they reap

© Provided by Salon Cardinal Donald Wuerl, apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Washington, presides over Good Friday services at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, April 19, 2019. Win McNamee/Getty Images In ... Read more »

Capitol attack hearings: if Republicans did nothing wrong, why were pardons sought?

© Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Getty Images One of the most striking all-purpose, preemptive pardon requests that the House select committee investigating the Capitol attack has revealed came from ... Read more »

Democrats Can Save National Abortion Right on Monday: Robert Reich

© Brandon Bell/Getty Images Abortion-rights demonstrators protest in front of the Supreme Court building following the announcement to the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling on June 25, 2022 ... Read more »

Trump lawyer John Eastman’s Jan. 6 notoriety was decades in the making in California

The theme of the third congressional hearing on the Jan. 6 insurrection was unmistakable: John Eastman was not just a peripheral figure in the panel’s investigation, but a main character. ... Read more »

Costco Just Put a Ton of These Items On Sale

1/8 SLIDES © Provided by Eat This, Not That! Costco Just Put a Ton of These Items On Sale The summertime holidays are officially upon us, and as backyard barbeques ... Read more »

Your June 26 Weekly Horoscope Is Leading You Back to Your Heart Space

The energy has slowly begun to quiet down ever since the sun slipped into Cancer’s cardinal waters, but don’t let the mystery of this mystical element fool you. Despite what ... Read more »

Over 150,000 pounds of baby formula arrive at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport Sunday morning

HOUSTON – A cargo plane carrying up to 150,000 pounds of baby formula landed at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport Sunday morning. The flight is part of President Biden’s “Operation Fly ... Read more »

More than 150K pounds of baby formula arrives in Houston

The baby formula arrived at George Bush Intercontinental Airport early Sunday morning by cargo plane. Read more »

Op-Ed: The end of Roe will lead to baseless attacks on gay rights

Within hours of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade, abortion was banned in 13 states when so-called trigger laws went into effect. The grim impact of criminalizing ... Read more »

How the brother of a 9/11 firefighter stepped in to help homeless veterans in L.A.

With its donations swelling, a charity formed by the older brother of a firefighter who died in the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center was ready to up ... Read more »