Dexter Fowler hit his first two home runs for the St. Louis Cardinals and led St. Louis to a series sweep of the Pirates on Wednesday at Busch Stadium. It was the Cards third straight 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh.
Fowler had three of the Cardinals’ eight hits, hitting a third-inning drive into the right-field bullpen and a shot down the right-field line in the fifth, both off Gerrit Cole (1-2).
Josh Bell had tied the score with a fourth-inning homer to center against Michael Wacha (2-1), who had retired his first 10 batters. Wacha pitched into the seventh inning to get the victory. Trevor Rosenthal pitched a scoreless ninth inning to get his first save of the season.
St. Louis is now 6-9, after losing nine of 11 before the sweep.