ST. LOUIS (AP) – Gregory Polanco hit a three-run homer and John Jaso added a two-run drive, leading Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates over the St. Louis Cardinals 10-5 Sunday.
Cole (3-3) gave up two runs and six hits in six innings. He struck out seven and walked two.
Mark Melancon relieved with the bases loaded in the ninth and got Yadier Molina to ground into a game-ending double play for his ninth save.
Michael Wacha (2-3) lost his third consecutive decision for only the second time in his career, the first coming in 2014. He allowed four runs on six hits and two walks in six innings.
In his last three starts against the Pirates, Wacha has given up 15 runs and 20 hits in 14 1/3 innings.