Pirates Place Wade LeBlanc on Disabled List; Recall Steven Brault

Adam Wainwright and Mike Mayers

Adam Wainwright and Mike Mayers

Dexter Fowler's two -run triple sparked the St. Louis Cardinals to an 11-7 comeback win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday night at PNC Park. He allowed three hits and had two strikeouts.

The Pirates (59-64) remained 6 1/2 games behind the first-place Chicago Cubs in the National League Central and four back of the Cardinals.

LeBlanc appeared out of the bullpen for Pittsburgh on Thursday night and was hammered by St. Louis, allowing four earned runs in just an inning of work. He gave up five runs on seven hits, including two homers, with three strikeouts and two walks.

Pittsburgh left the bases loaded in the sixth inning and stranded runners on second and third in the seventh.

After a 10-day period, the Cardinals will re-evaluate Wainwright's elbow and ready him for a throwing program that gives them a better idea of when and how he'll return.

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Felipe Rivero allowed a leadoff homer to Cardinals right fielder Jose Martinez in the ninth but then retired the next three in order for his 13th save. Kuhl doubled to left, and Marte homered to right center to lead 5-1. An RBI single by Kolton Wong scored Martinez, who doubled to right one batter earlier in the second. All 45 of his appearances this season have come out of relief. He made his major league debut, giving up a run on four hits in two innings.

Right-hander Mike Mayers has been recalled from Triple-A to take Wainwright's spot on the roster. Pittsburgh RHP Dovydas Neverauskas was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis and pitched a flawless inning.

Pirates: RHP Dovydas Neverauskas was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis while LHP Steven Brault was optioned to Indianapolis.

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