Garrett Jones rounds the bases as umpire Greg Gibson heads to home plate. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
By Jenifer Langosch / MLB.com
The Pirates watched another late lead slip away after managing to hang four runs on Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter. With St. Louis rallying to tie it off starter Paul Maholm and go ahead against the 'pen, Pittsburgh dropped its sixth straight loss.
Game Scores: Carpenter, C , Maholm . HBP: Molina, Y (by Ascanio). Pitches-strikes: Carpenter, C 111-81, Franklin 14-10, Maholm 99-62, Ascanio 30-22. Groundouts-flyouts: Carpenter, C 11-3, Franklin 0-1, Maholm 10-3, Ascanio 2-2. Batters faced: Carpenter, C 34, Franklin 3, Maholm 29, Ascanio 10. Umpires: HP: Greg Gibson. 1B:
Tim McClelland. 2B: Mike Estabrook. 3B: Andy Fletcher. Weather: 77 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 7
mph, Out to LF. T: 2:30. Att: 24,854. Venue: PNC Park. August 7, 2009 August 7, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner