April 22, 2012: Pittsburgh, PA, USA: St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese (23) congratulates shortstop Rafael Furcal (15) after scoring the first run of the game in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Pugliese-US PRESSWIRE
Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Kyle Lohse tossed seven superb innings on Sunday and the St. Louis Cardinals topped the Pittsburgh Pirates, 5-1, in the finale of a three-game set at PNC Park.
Lohse (3-0) gave up just one run on six hits without walking a batter while striking out five for the Cardinals, who took two of three games in the series.
Lohse improved to 4-1 in his career in Pittsburgh and the Cardinals are 4-0 in his starts this season while outscoring opponents 14-4.
Mitchell Boggs tossed a perfect eighth inning and Kyle McClellan closed it out in the ninth.
David Freese had a two-run single, Rafael Furcal went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored and Matt Holliday also knocked in a run.
Casey McGehee drove in the only run of the day for the Pirates, who got seven innings from starter Erik Bedard in defeat.
Bedard (0-4) gave up three runs -- two earned -- on seven hits and four walks while fanning seven.
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