The St. Louis Cardinals shutout by the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 at Busch Stadium last (Wednesday) night.
The Redbirds were held to five hits and shut out for the first time under new manager Mike Shildt.
Matt Carpenter had to the leave the game in the fourth inning with an attack of nausea.
St. Louis remains 1/2 ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers for the top wild card spot in the National League.
The Kansas City Royals cruised to a 9-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers.
Royals left fielder Alex Gordon is now number 4 on the all time home runs list for the franchise after drilling a two run tater in the third.
Also announced yesterday (Wednesday) Royals veteran first baseman Lucas Duda was traded to the Atlanta Braves for cash considerations.