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Rookie Flaherty silences Pirates in 2-1 loss


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Francisco Cervelli reacts after being struck out by the Cardinals' Jack Flaherty. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

The Pirates had seen the Cardinals' rookie pitcher, Jack Flaherty, three times earlier this season. They hadn't quite seen Flaherty like this, however.

Flaherty, a right-hander taken in the first round of the 2014 draft, allowed only three hits and struck out seven in six scoreless innings to out-duel Pirates starter Trevor Williams and send the Cardinals on their way to a 2-1 win Sunday afternoon at PNC Park.

The win places the Cardinals (58-54) back in front of the Pirates (57-55) after they took two of three games in the weekend series, and it sends the Pirates on the road after a 4-5 homestand that undid some of the ground gained after the unexpected 11-game win streak.

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