Cardinals Edge Pirates Saturday Night

May 22, 2022 7:42 am

PITTSBURGH — Paul Goldschmidt went 4 for 5 with two doubles and two RBI to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 on Saturday night. Goldschmidt extended his hitting streak to 14 games and his on-base streak to 28. His two-run double capped a four-run second inning. Bryan Reynolds hit an inside-the-park home run for the Pirates, and Yoshi Tsutsugo had a two-run double. Both finished with two hits — Reynolds also doubled. Highly touted St. Louis prospect Matthew Liberatore came within one out of winning his major league debut. The left-hander allowed four runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings while striking out three and walking two. Liberatore was recalled from Triple-A Memphis before the game. Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said Liberatore’s command will improve as he continues to pitch. Drew VerHagen (1-0) tossed 2 1/3 scoreless inning in relief of Liberatore for his first major league win since 2019 with Detroit. VerHagen spent the past two seasons playing in Japan. Ryan Helsley worked a perfect ninth for his second save. Tommy Edman added two hits as the Cardinals had a total of 10. Jose Quintana (1-2) was tagged for five runs — two earned — and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings. He struck out four and walked one.