Pirates: LHP Jeff Locke (6-3, 3.51) will start the second game of the three-game series on Tuesday. He has gone 4-0 in his last five starts.
Cardinals: RHP Adam Wainwright (15-9, 2.59) will be making his fifth start against the Pirates this season. He is 1-2 with a 1.61 ERA in his four previous starts.
KINGS OF SEPTEMBER
The Cardinals are a major-league best 53-28 in September since 2011. They went 19-8 last September.