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Pirates losers again, but Glasnow’s finish lifts

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Tyler Glasnow fires a pitch in the third inning. - GETTY

ST. LOUIS -- The Pirates' streak of winning seasons is over at three. Don't blame Tyler Glasnow for their unbeaten streak ending at two, though.

In the final start of his tumultuous, abbreviated rookie year, Glasnow threw five one-hit innings at the Cardinals, who pulled away late for a 7-0 win Friday at Busch Stadium.

Jedd Gyorko's third-inning home run was the lone hit off Glasnow, who walked four and struck out four in his fourth start for the Pirates. Friday was his second-longest appearance of the year by innings, surpassed only by his big-league debut July 7 in St. Louis, when he pitched 5 1/3.

"Good to end on a better note and take it into the offseason," Glasnow said. "It's only one outing, but looking back at some of the bad habits I got into before, I was working out of them at the end of the season and each outing was a little better."