Kranick goes 5 perfect innings in MLB debut, Bucs top Cards
Pirates Cardinals Baseball Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Max Kranick throws during the second inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, June 27, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Joe Puetz) (Joe Puetz)ST. LOUIS — (AP) — Max Kranick pitched five perfect innings in his major league debut before a 64-minute rain delay forced him from the game, and the Pittsburgh Pirates went on to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 Sunday. Gregory Polanco and Ben Gamel each hit solo homers for the Pirates, who won have won six of nine following a season-high 10-game losing streak. St. Louis, which had three hits, has lost six of seven. Cardinals: LHP Wade LeBlanc (0-1, 6.75) will take on RHP Jake Faria (0-0, 4.50) on Monday in the first of a three-game series against Arizona in St. Louis.wftv.com
Musgrove gets 1st win since no-hitter, Padres beat Cardinals
Joe Musgrove got through five innings for his first victory since throwing a no-hitter on April 9, and San Diego beat St. Louis 5-4 in the first meeting between the teams since the Padres eliminated the Cardinals from the playoffs last year.