Chicago (AP) — The soaring St. Louis Cardinals highlighted the team’s record with 14 consecutive victories on Friday night, a pair of Tyler O’Neal’s three-run homer and Lars Nootbaar’s solo shot.
Harrison Bader added double and single solo drives to help St. Louis batters go deep five times in nightcaps, sweep twin buildings, and rival the run set in July 1935. , Leads Philadelphia in 5 games.
Paul DeJong also went deep, and Nuthvar added a three-hit single in his first multihomer game when St. Louis pulled away. O’Neill’s home run was on the 31st, 2nd and September 10th of his season.
Manager Mike Shildt said the victory reflected a collective approach that suddenly made the Cardinals look formidable.
“Today and throughout, it was a complete team effort,” Shildt said. “Overall, if you look at today, you can name almost everyone.
“It’s a special group. You have a real professional. When that consistency is achieved, something special happens.”
The Cardinals Marquee name comes in big numbers. Rotation is getting healthier. Depth players like the 24-year-old rookie Nootbar are stepping up.
Outfielder Nuthvar, who hit four and five home runs in the 52nd round, said, “It’s like everyone is supplying each other’s energy now.” The game, you think you can beat anyone. “
The Cardinals passed the Cubs 8-5 at the opener, riding 30 home runs by O’Neill and Paul Goldschmidt and a two-run shot by Jose London.
Enjoying the breakout season, 26-year-old Canadian O’Neill continued to drive to the left center to lead St. Louis 6-2 in the second inning of the second round. Goldschmidt added a single pair and an RBI double to the nightcap, giving veteran first baseman 11 hits, including four home runs, in 18 RBIs in the last four games.
Patrick Wisdom hit his 28th home run, and Cubs rookie Frank Schwindel extended 13 consecutive hits in doubles and singles. Chicago lost four games in a row, 9-8.
St. Louis starter Jack Flaherty has retired only one of the four batters faced with a pitch-count limited return from the tension on his right shoulder that has set him aside since August 25. rice field. Deeply includes two run shots of Wisdom.
Dakota Hudson (1-0) also returned from the injured list on Friday, replacing Flaherty and winning with 4 hits and 2 runs in 32/3 innings. Recalled as the 29th man in the doubleheader, Hudson first appeared since Tommy John’s surgery in September 2020.
“It was great to be back there,” Hudson said. “I was well prepared, and Yadi (Catcher Yadier Molina) was running the show for me.
“It was a lot of fun to come back, trusting the defenses, seeing what I was and what I could do.”
Chicago’s Zach Davies (6-12) was devastated with four consecutive starts and lost six consecutive decisions. The witty right-handed player allowed 6 runs with 7 hits and 2 walks with 2 innings.
The card first scored three times before Wisdom’s shot in the lower half closed it 3-2.
O’Neill’s drive opened it 6-2 second. Noutobar and Daejeon returned home back to back, finishing 8-2 in 3rd place.
Bader and Nootbar hit their seventh consecutive solo drive
The only Cardinals roadwin in the 1935 streak was a doubleheader in Wrigley on July 4th.
Goldschmidt returned home eight times in September, winning more than 30 times in six seasons.
Goldschmidt and O’Neill joined Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado with more than 30 home runs. This is the second time in St. Louis that there are three batters with more than 30 people. In 2004, Albert Pujols (46), Jim Edmonds (42) and Scott Rolen (32) joined.
LESTER RETURNS, AGAIN
Veteran left-handed Jon Lester will start on Saturday against one of his previous teams, the Cubs, for the first time since being traded to the Cardinals.
Leicester, who helped establish Chicago’s rotation from 2015 to 2020, won his 200th career win in Milwaukee on Monday. The Cubs recognized Leicester’s milestone on the video board on the left before the two innings of the first game, and he uncapped from the dugout.
Leicester started the season in Washington and lost at Wrigley Field, who returned to the stadium on May 17. He is 3-0 with 2.27 ERA in the last 6 starts.
Cubs manager and former catcher David Ross had a supper with his ex-battery mate on Thursday.They don’t talk so much on saturday
“I love Jon Lester like a brother, but I want to kick his tail every time he’s there,” Ross said.
Cardinals: SS Edmundo Sosa was on the right hand side of the pitch in the first game of the sixth and left the game. X-rays were negative, but manager Mike Shield said Sosa could miss up to five games.
Cubs: C Robinson Chirinos was put on the injured list for 10 days with diagonal tension to the left and recalled outfielder Greg Dyckman from Triple A Iowa. Ross said Chirinos will miss the rest of the season. RHP Jason Adam was promoted from Iowa as the 29th man in the doubleheader and hit the 7th side of the first game. Adam returned after a severe left ankle fracture in a minor in May (a bone pierced the skin).
Cardinals’ LHP Jon Lester (7-6, 4.59) will face RHP Adrian Sampson (3-3, 2.84) on Saturday.