Pittsburgh Pirates series takeaways vs. St Louis Cardinals

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Jul 11, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; General view of the ballpark exterior before the Pittsburgh Pirates play against the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Padres series was the calm before a very big storm and it would have been very easy for the Pittsburgh Pirates to overlook the struggling team from San Diego as it fell right in front of a four game series against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Pirates preach that today’s game is the biggest game of the season and by sweeping San Diego, they proved that. The Pirates then turned their attention to the Cardinals in easily the biggest four game series of 2015 so far.

So how did the Pirates measure up? Find out as we delve into Game One.

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