Cardinals trailed only winner Andrew McCutchen & D-backs Paul Goldschmidt
With a little time, Starling Marte and the Pirates could make waves throughout baseball.
Ryan Braun has a chance for a repeat as NL MVP. He’s pitted against Chase Headley, Andrew McCutchen, Yadier Molina and Buster Posey.
The Pirates put runners on first and second with no outs in the ninth, but Pedro Ciriaco bunted into a forceout and Neil Walker grounded into a double play to end it.