Final: Pirates 2, Cardinals 0
It looked like Burnett’s Pirates debut was going to be a disaster. He walked his first batter, then gave up a single, and then walked a batter to load up the bases in the first inning with nobody out. He followed that up, though, with two strikeouts and a line out. St. Louis would not be able to get anything else off Burnett as he ended up pitching seven scoreless while striking out seven batters. It was all you could have hoped for.
The Pirates offense did not do much, but two guys carried the lineup. Andrew McCutchen was 2 for 4 with a double and scored twice. Both times ‘Cutch scored, it was on an RBI single by Pedro Alvarez, who was also 2 for 4.