Kelly (10-5, 2.69) thrived as a fill-in starter for the second straight season and won eight straight decisions.
NOTES: The last Pirates pitcher to win his first four starts was Nick Maddox in 1907. ... Injured Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter threw the first pitch to his son, Sam, and was accompanied to the mound by his daughter, Ava. ... Daniel Descalso made the last out in the second inning and the first out in the Cardinals' NL division series-record seven-run third in Game 1. ... Molina's last postseason homer came in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS against the Mets.