Bay Lifts Pirates to Series Win

Ex-closer Isringhausen melts down again; Bay, McLouth go yard
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted May 15, 2008 10:05 PM CDT
Members of the St. Louis Cardinals, including pitcher Todd Wellemeyer, left, sit on the bench during a steady drizzle in the late innings of a cold and wet baseball game.   (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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(Newser) – Pinch-hitter Jason Bay's three-run homer off Jason Isringhausen snapped an eighth-inning tie and capped the Pittsburgh Pirates' rally from an early four-run deficit in an 11-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. Nate McLouth added his 11th homer for the Pirates.

They outscored the sagging Cardinals 10-0 the last five innings to take two of three in the series. The finale was played in 56-degree chill accompanied by steady rain throughout the comeback, with nearly 10,000 no-shows in paid attendance of 41,244. Troy Glaus had three hits and an RBI, and Albert Pujols extended his hitting streak to 14 games for the Cardinals.