ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis rookie Jordan Walker’s hitting streak ended at 12 games when he went for four with two strikeouts in the Cardinals’ five- loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday evening.

The 20-year-old tied the record for longest hitting streak at the get started of a profession by a player 20 or younger, set by Eddie Murphy, who hit in 12 straight games with the Philadelphia Athletics from Aug. 26, 1912, to Sept. five, 1912. The longest streak at the get started of a profession, regardless of age, is 17 by Chuck Aleno of the 1941 Cincinnati Reds and David Dahl of the 2016 Colorado Rockies.

Carlos Santana doubled twice, and Connor Joe and Rodolfo Castro hit consecutive homers in the eighth against Génesis Cabrera. The Pirates have various homers in 5 games this season, going five-.

Vince Velasquez (1-two) permitted 3 hits in six innings, struck out 3 and walked two. He was coming off an 11-five loss to the Chicago White Sox in which he gave up 5 runs in two two/three innings.

Jordan Montgomery (two-1) gave up two runs and six hits in six 1/three innings.

Andrew McCutchen and Santana in consecutive doubles in the sixth, when Gold Glove initially baseman Paul Goldschmidt threw out Santana attempting to score from third on Joe’s grounder. Santana is four for 7 with 3 doubles and a single homer off Montgomery.

McCutchen created it two- with a sacrifice fly in the seventh off Jordan Hicks, who inherited a pair of runners.

Ke’Bryan Hayes doubled in the ninth and scored on Chris Stratton’s wild pitch.


Pirates CF Ji Hwan Bae caught a deep fly hit by Tyler O’Neill in the fourth with runners on second and third. Bae caught the ball in complete stride with an outstretched glove and then banged into the fence and fell on the track. He got up unhurt.


Cardinals: OF Lars Nootbaar (bruised left thumb) was for five wth two strikeouts in his initially game at an injury rehabiliation assignment with Double-A Springfield. He is to return Friday to St. Louis to hit against RHP Adam Wainwright (groin). Nootbar has been sidelined given that a week prior to opening day. … OF Dylan Carlson (neck spasms) left Monday’s game with stiffness in his neck. He has missed 3 games.

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Pirates: RHP Johan Oviedo (1-) will make his third get started of the season Friday. He was acquired from St. Louis om Aug. two and e is -1 against St. Louis. In his final get started, he threw five two/three scoreless innings when winning a 1- choice against the White Sox.

Cardinals: RHP Jake Woodford (-two) will be generating his initially get started against the Pirates. He earned his initially major league win against Pittsburgh on Sept. 19, 2020, in a relief outing. Woodford permitted 3 runs more than four two/three innings when striking out a season-higher 5 in dropping a six-1 choice at Milwaukee final week. ___

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