Carpenter Walk Off Homer Helps Cardinals to 6-4 win over Pirates

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Matt Carpenter hit a tie breaking two-run walk off home run in the ninth inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday at Busch Stadium. Aledmys Diaz sparked the winning rally with a leadoff single. Carpenter then drove a 1-2 pitch from A.J. Schugel (0-1) over the wall in right for his fourth homer of the season. It was the Cardinals' first win over the Pirates in five games this season.

Pittsburgh had tied the game on Starling Marte's double off Trevor Rosenthal (1-1) with two out in the top of the ninth. Rosenthal ended up getting the win in the game. Randal Grichuk and Stephen Piscotty were also hitting stars for the Cards. Grichuk had two hits and drove in three runs. Piscotty had two hits as well, including his 5th home run of the season. Adam Wainwright pitched into the 7th inning, but did not figure in the decision.

Here is Cardinals locker room sound after their victory over Pittsburgh.