Liriano dominated the Cards throughout 2013, but he didn't have command of his pitches in a 33-pitch first inning. His slider was consistently well out of the strike zone and a series of balls that weren't hit all that hard managed to find holes. Liriano settled down after that, giving up just a solo HR to Yadier Molina over the next five innings. Jeanmar Gomez pitched the last three innings, giving up a two-run HR to Jhonny Peralta in the 9th.
The Pirates had plenty of opportunities against Joe Kelly, getting six hits, four walks and a hit batsman in the first six innings. Many of the runners came with two outs, though, and the hits were all singles. The Pirates went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position and stranded 11 total. They did nothing once Kelly was gone, going hitless in three and two-thirds against three relievers. Travis Snider had two hits and the Cards avoided a repeat performance from Pedro Alvarez by walking him three times.