Jones' homer in 11th lifts Pirates over Cardinals

Garrett Jones' solo homer in the bottom of 4, in the second test of a three-game series.

Arthur Rhodes (0-1) stayed on to pitch the 11th after recording the final two outs in the 10th. Jones stepped to the plate and crushed Rhodes' 2-2 offering over the wall in right.

Andrew McCutchen hit a three-run homer for the Pirates, who have won the first two games of this series after losing three in a row to the Brewers. Neil Walker added a solo homer.

Pittsburgh starter Jeff Karstens gave up three runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings. Chris Resop (4-4) pitched two scoreless innings of relief to pick up the win.

Chris Carpenter allowed three runs on five hits in a seven-inning start for St. Louis.