The St. Louis Cardinals are National League Central Division champions for the third straight year.  Jason Heyward belted a grand slam as the Cardinals crushed the Pirates, 11-1 in the finale of a day-night doubleheader Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.  St. Louis improved to 110-and-59 with the win.  

 

Pittsburgh won the opener of the doubleheader, 8-2 on Wednesday over the Cards. 

 

Game one:

WP - Gerrit Cole - 19-8

LP - Michael Wacha - 17-7

 

Game two:

WP - Tyler Lyons - 3-1

LP - Charlie Morton - 9-9

 

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The Redbirds close out the season in Atlanta this weekend against the Braves.  The Cards and Braves open the three-game weekend series Friday night at 6:35 pm.

 

Jaime Garcia (10-5) will get the start for the Birds Friday night in Georgia.