Dakota Hudson and a quartet of relievers mixed to assist the St. Louis Cardinals forestall San Francisco’s six-game successful streak, blanking the Giants 4-0 on Saturday.
The Cardinals pitched their 6th shutout of the season. The Los Angeles Angels started the day with a big league-leading seven shutouts.
“You’re going to have to win ballgames the way we just did where we pitch well, play good defense, we make good decisions and score three or four runs,” Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said. “There’ll be a stretch where we hit, but you still have to win ballgames when you’re not feeling great. That’s what we did today.”
Yadier Molina doubled, singled and scored a run. He opened the second with a double off the top of the right-center field wall for his 2,128th career hit, moving him past Mike Piazza for sixth most among catchers.
St. Louis led 1-0 in the fifth when the Giants put runners at first and third with two outs. Molina threw out Joc Pederson trying to steal second to end the inning.
“I got a pretty good idea that they liked to do that,” Molina mentioned. “I’m glad that we executed that play pretty well. I’m happy for that.”
Tommy Edman homered because the Cardinals gained for the second one time in seven video games. St. Louis has homered in 10 immediately video games.
Hudson (3-2) labored round 5 hits and two walks in 5 innings. Génesis Cabrera, Andre Pallante, Ryan Helsley and Giovanny Gallegos teamed as much as pitch the overall 4 innings.
“Pretty much as advertised and who he’s been this season,” Giants supervisor Gabe Kapler mentioned about Hudson. “It’s a groundball style. It’s an attack the strike zone style. He did a nice job of keeping us off balance, and we weren’t able to get the big hit.”
Helsley took over for Pallante with the bases loaded and one out within the 7th. He were given Brandon Belt to floor right into a double play to offer protection to a 2-0 lead.
“That was huge,” Helsley mentioned. “Bases loaded there, if he hits a single, possibly two score then it’s a tie game. I was able to get some weak contact and get the double play ball.”
Helsley, who made his first look since May 6, has thrown 15 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings courting to remaining Aug. 7.
Jakob Junis (1-1) allowed two runs on six hits and struck out 3 in 5 2/3 innings in his 2nd get started of the season. San Francisco has misplaced 9 of its remaining 12 video games in St. Louis.
“As they’ve all been, high quality,” Kapler mentioned about Junis’ day out. “Lots of strikes, good slider, gave us a chance to win the game.”
Edman’s fourth house run of the season within the 5th gave the Cardinals house runs in a season-best 10 immediately video games.
Brendan Donovan doubled house Molina for an early lead.
Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado hit RBI doubles off former Cardinals pitcher John Brebbia within the 7th.
GIANTS ON THE MOVE
San Francisco traded utilityman Mauricio Dubón to Houston for minor league catcher Michael Papierski, who will report back to Triple-A Sacramento. The Giants recalled infielder Donovan Walton from Sacramento previous to the sport. Walton, who used to be obtained from Seattle on Wednesday, began at 2nd base and hit a double within the 7th inning.
Giants: INF Tommy La Stella (proper Achilles irritation) went 2 for five with a grand slam with Triple-A Sacramento within the 7th recreation of his rehab task.
Cardinals: Activated RHP Drew VerHagen (proper hip impingement) from the injured record and optioned LHP Packy Naughton to Triple-A Memphis.
The Cardinals will turn on RHP Adam Wainwright (3-3, 3.18 ERA) off the COVID-19 injured record to start out Sunday evening within the ultimate recreation of the three-game sequence. The Giants will get started LHP Carlos Rodón (4-1, 1.80 ERA) who’s 1-2 with a 4.15 ERA in 3 profession begins in opposition to St. Louis.
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