Goldschmidt, Carlson homer, Cards send Pirates to 7th loss

Brendan Donovan added a double in two runs for St. Louis, who recovered from a 5-0 deficit.

PITTSBURGH — Paul Goldschmidt hit a tie homer in the seventh inning and Dylan Carlson added a three-run blaster to help the St. Louis Cardinals push past the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 Monday night.

Brendan Donovan added a double in two runs for St. Louis, who recovered from a 5-0 deficit.

Michael Chavis and Diego Castillo scored for the Pirates, who have lost a season-high seven straight games.

St. Louis has won six out of seven against rivals NL Central this season.

Goldschmidt broke a 5-all tie with his 13th homer off reliever Chris Stratton (3-3).

“We just try to have good bats, whether we win, lose or draw,” said Goldschmidt. “We did a good job tonight.”

Carlson underscored a five-run breakout in the sixth with a three-run homer that tied the game. He has scored safely in 19 consecutive games against Pirates.

“He’s one of the better young hitters in this whole game,” St. Louis catcher Andrew Knizner said of Carlson. “He’s a guy who can change the game with a racquet hit.”

St. Louis manager Oliver Marmol was pleased with how his team stayed on schedule despite being five runs behind.

“That says a lot about this group,” Marmol said. “They know what they are capable of. There was no panic there. They knew it was a matter of time. They made good swings and didn’t fall, and they still put together some quality bats.

Giovanny Gallegos (2-2) clinched the win with a scoreless inning of relief. Ryan Helsley recorded his fifth save from seven chances.

Chavis unloaded left-handed St. Louis rookie Zack Thompson, who was making his first major league start and allowing five runs of seven hits over five innings. Chavis’ home run capped a fifth run with four runs that gave the Pirates a 5-0 lead. He has three home runs and eight RBIs in his last five games against St. Louis.

Ke’Bryan Hayes added a run-scoring single for Pittsburgh. Pirates starter Mitch Keller gave up two runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Pittsburgh has 17 homers in their last 13 games.

“We just threw too many balls in the middle of the plate,” Pittsburgh manager Derek Shelton said. “We just have to do pitches.”

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