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|Tuesday, 17 April 2007 13:44|
Khalil Greene led off the 14th with a double to the right-field corner against Will Ohman (0-1), and with one out, Blum sent a shot to left that Jacque Jones let skip by him.
Ohman then retired Rob Bowen on a fly to center and pinch-hitter Jake Peavy on a pop to second. But it was the third straight rough outing for the left-hander.
He allowed a three-run homer to Marcus Giles in Monday's 12-4 win, and he walked in two runs in a 6-5 loss to Cincinnati last week.
Blum's hit made a winner of Doug Brocail (1-0), who struck out four and allowed one hit in two scoreless innings. Trevor Hoffman pitched the 14th for his third save in as many chances.
Pirates 6, Cardinals 1
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals sure aren't playing like World Series champions.
Tom Gorzelanny (2-0) and Matt Capps combined on a four-hitter and Adam LaRoche hit a three-run homer, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a two-game sweep.
The Cardinals' 6-7 start is the worst by a World Series winner since the 1998 Florida Marlins were 1-11.
In his first game at Busch Stadium since striking out the Tigers' Brandon Inge for the last out of the World Series, Adam Wainwright (1-1) gave up five runs - four earned - and eight hits in six innings.