Mike Leake pitched seven effective innings, Matt Holliday homered http://www.raidersnflofficialonline.com/Nike-Charles-Woodson-Jersey.html and the Cardinals cruised to an 8-3 victory Sunday.Several players who have given the Pirates trouble for years helped the St. Louis Cardinals finish a rare sweep in Pittsburgh.
''We just tried to come here and play the game the right way and tried to win games, and obviously we haven't done this in a long time here, a sweep,'' Molina said. ''This is great; we played a great three games.''
Molina and Holliday have combined for 310 career hits against Pittsburgh. Leake won seven straight decisions http://www.officialauthenticsaintsstore.com/Nike-Bobby-Hebert-Jersey.html versus the Pirates before losing his previous outing against them in April.
St. Louis entered the weekend having lost 22 of its past 31 in Pittsburgh, but won a series at PNC Park for the first time since 2012.
''At the end of the day, you're still trying to pinpoint what they don't hit the best,'' said Leake, who pitched Cam Newton Nike Jersey for the Cincinnati Reds before this season. ''My fastball-cutter combination was working pretty well.''
The slumping Pirates have lost a season-worst five straight and fell a season-high 12 games behind the first-place Cubs in the NL Central. The second-place Cardinals remained nine games back.
''We've seen some good things here but I think there's more for us,'' St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said. ''We need that well-rounded, all-those-pieces-together, and I think we're seeing a little more of that, which should then set the template Cowboys Cole Beasley Jersey for what kind of team we can be. We haven't done it enough yet for it to be identity. I think it's our expectation, though, and this looks a little more like it.''