CHICAGO (AP) — Jordan Walker and Paul DeJong each hit a two-run homerun, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Offspring 7-2 on Thursday night for their 6th consecutive triumph.
Nolan Arenado drove in two runs and Steven Matz pitched five powerful innings as St. Louis won for the 10th time in 11 games generally speaking. Paul Goldschmidt had two hits and scored two runs.
“It’s tomfoolery seeing our folks run the bases and our offense proceeding to do what they’re doing,” Cardinals administrator Oliver Marmol said. ” Watching it is a lot of fun.”
Marcus Stroman (10-7) pitched only 3 2/3 innings in potentially his last home beginning for the Whelps. The right-hander was accused of five runs — four acquired — and seven hits. He struck out four and strolled four.
“Only one of those games where you feel everything sort of neutralizes you,” Stroman said. ” I couldn’t get into a rhythm at any point, and I had the impression that nothing could go my way.
Chicago (45-51) dropped to 7-9 in July, and Stroman could be one of the top pitchers available in front of the Aug. 1 exchange cutoff time. He is scheduled to confront the crosstown White Sox on Wednesday.
Matz (1-7) permitted one run and three hits in his most memorable win since Sept. 17 against Cincinnati.
“It was great to get up to 90-something (pitches) today,” said Matz, who had been downgraded to the warm up area prior to rejoining the pivot three beginnings back. ” I actually felt solid in that fifth inning.”
Willson Contreras’ RBI double in the first inning against his former team gave St. Louis an early lead.
In the fourth, the Cardinals added four more. Walker hit his 10th homerun after a Tyler O’Neill twofold. Arenado scored two runs with a double.
DeJong made it 7-1 when he associated in the fifth against Michael Rucker. DeJong’s thirteenth homer went into the container in right-focus.
Yan Gomes had three hits for Chicago, including two triples. The veteran catcher entered with eight vocation significantly increases in 12 seasons in the majors.
Offspring third baseman Patrick Shrewdness had an extreme evening. He pushed the principal inning along in the wake of misplaying a grounder, and afterward got a second mistake when he ousted second an inning later. He was unable to get the ball out of his glove subsequent to handling a fourth-inning grounder, however the play was managed an infield single.
There likewise was a frightening second at the plate in the seventh, when Kyle Leahy’s pitch seemed to strike Shrewdness square in the ear fold of his head protector. After a trainer came to see him, he got up and went to first.
Cardinals: O’Neill (lower back strain) began in left after he was enacted from the 60-day harmed list. RHP Ryan Tepera was assigned for task to open a program spot. Tepera showed up in two games in the wake of marking as a free specialist Monday.
The four-game series resumes Friday when St. Louis RHP Jack Flaherty (7-5, 4.29 Period) faces LHP Justin Steele (9-3, 2.96).