The Pirates beat the Cardinals in 3:01 by the score of 6 - 5.
The Bucs scored 3 runs in the bottom of the eighth to take a 6 - 4 lead and the top of the ninth inning had me on the edge of my seat.
The Pirates had their All-Star closer, Joel Hanrahan, on the mound and things looked bleak for the Redbirds.
The Cardinals lead-off batter singled to right field.
The next batter was thrown out on a great play by the shortstop.
The Cardinals were down 6 - 4 with one out and a runner on second base.
The next Cardinals batter singled and the Cardinals had runners on first and third with one out.
The Pirates threw a wild pitch, a run scored, and the other runner advanced to second base.
With the Cardinals now down 6 - 5 the next batter walked.
With runners on first and second, the next batter hit a ball right down the first base line. The first baseman was guarding the line and made the play. The Cardinals had runners on second and third with 2 outs and the score 6 - 5.
I was on the edge of my seat!
With the great Albert Pujols on-deck, the next batter struck out on a 2 - 2 count.
This was a bad loss by the Cardinals but one of the most exciting finishes of the season.
Believe me, cutting the game from the edge of my seat is a blast!