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Sports Goldschmidt homers twice, Cards beat Brewers for 12th in row

05:05  24 september  2021
05:05  24 september  2021 Source:   msn.com

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Paul Goldschmidt and Tyler O’Neill homered as the St. Louis Cardinals won their 11th straight game, extending their lead for the second NL wild- card spot and beating the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers 10-2 Wednesday night. Goldschmidt also doubled, singled and scored four runs to help St. Louis stretch its best winning streak since an Goldschmidt hit a 433-foot home run, his 27th, off Hunter Strickland in the eighth. The Cardinals got 15 hits, including two each by O’Neill, Nolan Arenado, Edmundo Sosa, Dylan Carlson and Harrison Bader. Mikolas retired 12 of the first 13 batters he faced.

CINCINNATI — Paul Goldschmidt gave St. Louis the lead with his second homer of the game as the Cardinals tightened up the NL wild- card race with a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the opener of a doubleheader on Wednesday. The Cardinals bashed three homers among their 12 hits off Wade Miley (11-5), both season highs for the left-hander. Miley gave up five runs with one walk and two strikeouts in four innings for his first loss in 16 starts since coming off the injured list on May 30.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt homered twice, and the St. Louis Cardinals overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-5 Thursday and extend their longest winning streak in 39 years to 12 games.

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On a day Adam Wainwright faltered early, St. Louis trailed 5-0 before rallying with one run in the fifth, four in the seventh, two in the eighth and one in the ninth.

“They picked me up big time today,” Wainwright said of his teammates. “Goldie hit some really good swings. I gave him a big old smooch on the top of his head, and I don't care who knows it.”

The Cardinals moved five games ahead of Cincinnati and Philadelphia, who both played later Thursday, for the second NL wild card.

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Paul Goldschmidt and Tyler O’Neill homered as the St. Louis Cardinals won their 11th straight game, extending their lead for the second NL wild- card spot and beating the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers 10-2. Goldschmidt hit a 433-foot home run, his 27th, off Hunter Strickland in the eighth. The Cardinals got 15 hits, including two each by O’Neill, Nolan Arenado, Edmundo Sosa, Dylan Carlson and Harrison Bader. Mikolas retired 12 of the first 13 batters he faced. He made his eighth start of the season and his seventh since being activated Aug.

BOSTON (AP) — Kyle Schwarber homered twice and scored four times, and Chris Sale struck out eight in five innings on Wednesday night to lead the yellow-and-blue-clad Red Sox to their seventh straight win, 12-5 over the New York Mets. Schwarber scored four times, hitting a solo homer in the first and a three-run shot in the second. In the fourth, he lofted a popup to left that fell in for one of Boston’s six doubles in the game. Schwarber has nine homers in his last five games against the Mets while playing for the Red Sox and Washington Nationals — four of them off Taijuan Walker (7-11).

“It was a great team win," Wainwright said. “I put us in a hole, and they came back and won that game.”

St. Louis began its winning streak by overcoming a four-run deficit against Cincinnati to win on Sept. 11. The Cardinals are on their longest winning streak since April 11-24, 1982, and are two shy of the franchise record set in 1935.

Milwaukee has lost five in a row since clinching its fourth consecutive playoff berth on Sept. 18, including four defeats to the Cardinals.

Yadier Molina started the comeback with an RBI single in the fifth off Adrian Houser.

St. Louis loaded the bases with one outs in the seventh on two walks and a single against Jake Cousins, and Tommy Edman hit an RBI grounder off Brad Boxberger, whose throwing error on a pickoff attempt brought in another run. Goldschmidt tied the score with a two-run homer.

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Paul Goldschmidt has looked like a new slugger since the calendar turned. Goldschmidt continued his sizzling June with two long home runs and a double, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 9-4 on Friday night. Goldschmidt 's first blast was one of three homers German Marquez (4-6) allowed in the third. One pitch after Goldschmidt 's drive, Lamb went deep down the right-field line. One out later, Peralta homered into the Colorado bullpen to extend Arizona's lead to 5-1.

“I was able, fortunately, get a ball out of there and tied up the game,” Goldschmidt said. “It was a great job by the lineup that the next inning continuing to add on and get two more runs.”

Nolan Arenado walked against Aaron Ashby (3-1) leading off the eighth and scored on Manny Piña's passed ball for a 6-5 lead. Molina added a sacrifice fly.

Goldsdmidt added his 29th homer in the ninth off Ashby.

T.J. McFarland (4-1) pitched a one-hit seventh, Luis García threw the eighth and Giovanny Gallegos struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 12th save in 20 chances as four relievers combined for shutout relief.

Wainwright, who has won nine of his last 10 decisions, allowed five runs, four hits and two walks in four innings.

Tyrone Taylor hit a grand slam in the first inning and a solo shot in the fourth.

Wainwright joined Hall of Famer Bob Gibson as the only St. Louis Cardinals’ pitchers with 2,000 strikeouts, fanning Milwaukee’s Luis Urías in the fourth inning.

Brewers hit 3 HRs, get strong outing from Lauer to down Mets

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Paul Goldschmidt and Tyler O’Neill homered as the St. Louis Cardinals won their 11th straight game, extending their lead for the second NL wild- card spot and beating the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers 10-2. Goldschmidt also doubled, singled and scored four runs to help St. Louis stretch its best winning streak since an 11-game string in 2001. The Cardinals’ longest winning streak in franchise history is 14, in 1935 with a team led by Hall of Famer pitcher Dizzy Dean. St. Louis was 8½ games out of a wild- card spot on Aug.

The Cardinals increased their edge for the second NL wild- card spot to four games over Cincinnati. San Diego began the day four games behind St. Louis and Philadelphia remained 4 1/2 back. Milwaukee, which has secured a playoff spot, lost its third straight. The Brewers , whose magic number to clinch the NL Jake Woodford (3-3) and four relievers combined on a four-hitter as the Cardinals moved closer to the longest winning streak in franchise history, 14 games set in 1935. In their 130-year history, the Cardinals have only had 12 double-digit winning streaks. "It's hard to capture, because I don't plan on

The 40-year-old right-hander became the ninth active pitcher with 2,000. Gibson got his 2,000th strikeout when Pittsburgh’s Roberto Clemente was called out on July 13, 1969. Gibson, who died last October, finished with 3,117..

“Today, I knew I just needed one,” Wainwright said. “I was trying to not let that effect pitch count, pitch selection," Wainwright said. "Or, the other team is going, ‘I’m not going to be 2000’. There might have been a little bit of that.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Cardinals: Arenado, who left in the fifth inning Wednesday night with lower back tightness, started at third and went 0 for 3 with a walk. Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said that Arenado had a treatment on his back after the game and then this morning and declared himself ready to go.

Brewers: RP Devin Williams was unavailable. “Devin injured his calf two days ago running in the outfield,” manager Craig Counsell said. “We're trying to get him through without an IL placement.” ... Piña took a foul tip off Wainwright’s bat off the top of his left shin pad. After a short delay, he remained in the game. … RF Avisaíl García was scheduled for a day off, but pinch hit for Houser in the sixth and grounded out.

GET A NEW GLOVE

Before Cousins threw a pitch in the seventh, the umpires made him switch gloves. Counsell came out to join the discussion. “The umpires noticed it. It wasn't his normal glove he was using today. It was a pretty white glove, so they switched out,” Counsell said. “I understand why.”

UP NEXT

Cardinals: LHP J.A. Happ (9-8, 6.02 ERA) opens a four-game road series as the Cardinals take on LHP Justin Steele (3-3,4.20 ERA) and the Chicago Cubs. It’s the first time Happ has faced the Cubs since 2017. He is 1-5 with a 6.00 ERA in seven career starts against them, including 0-2 at Wrigley Field.

Brewers: LHP Eric Lauer (6-5, 3.03 ERA) opens the final regular season home series against RHP Tyler Megill (3-5, 4.57 ERA) and the New York Mets. It’s Lauer’s first outing against the Mets.

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