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Sport Carpenter homers again, leads Gomber, Cards over Royals 7-0

07:08  11 august  2018
07:08  11 august  2018 Source:   ap.org

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St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter is congratulated at the dugout after hitting a two-run home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)© The Associated Press St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter is congratulated at the dugout after hitting a two-run home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Matt Carpenter homered for the sixth time in seven games, Austin Gomber pitched five scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-0 Friday night.

Carpenter tops the National League with 32 home runs, a .600 slugging percentage and 65 extra-base hits.

Carpenter sent a fastball from Burch Smith into the right-field fountains for a two-out , two-run drive. He extended his career high for homers as the Cardinals scored five times in the second.

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Matt Carpenter homers again as St. Louis Cardinals beat Colorado Rockies 7 - 0 . Wacha had given up 13 earned runs in 17 innings over his last three starts, a far cry from his 7 - 0 start to the season. He hit a long double to left field to push the lead to 4-0.

But Carpenter lined the next pitch, a 98-mph fastball, over the wall in right to extend his homer streak to three games. Austin Gomber started the inning, but was lifted for Jordan Hicks (3-1) with two out and runners on first and second. Crazy about cards .

Paul DeJong led off the inning with his 11th home run. Bader and Jose Martinez, who had three hits, contributed RBI singles to set up Carpenter.

Harrison Bader homered in the sixth and Martinez had an RBI double in the seventh.

BOX SCORE: CARDINALS 7, ROYALS 0

Gomber (2-0) allowed four hits, walked one, hit a batter and struck out three in his third major league start.

Daniel Poncedeleon allowed two hits over three innings to notch his first big league save.

Gomber worked out of a bases-loaded jam in third, which Adalberto Mondesi led off with a triple. After retiring the next two batters, Gomber walked Rosell Herrera and hit Salvador Perez with a pitch. Hunter Dozier flied out to end the inning.

Smith (1-4) gave up five runs on six hits, a walk and a hit batter in 1 2/3 innings. In six starts, Smith has a 9.67 ERA, allowing 24 earned runs in 22 1/3 innings.

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Wacha had given up 13 earned runs in 17 innings over his last three starts, a far cry from his 7 - 0 start to the season. It was Carpenter 's seventh career leadoff homer and third this season. He hit a long double to left field to push the lead to 4-0.

Gomber had started 19 games over Classes A-Advanced and AA to that point in 2016, allowing a 2.69 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP over 120 2⁄3 innings.[8] He finished the 2016 season with a combined 7 -8 "College lefty Gomber picked by Cards in Round 4". MLB.com. 13 Matt Carpenter . 16 Kolten Wong.

The Royals stranded 11 runners and went 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position. The Royals lost for the seventh time in eight games.

NO GORDON

Royals LF Alex Gordon, who hit .366 with six multihit games in the past 11 games he had started, was not in the lineup. Manager Ned Yost said he wanted to give Gordon two straight days off with the club idle Thursday.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cardinals: RF Yairo Munoz left in the sixth inning with a sprained right wrist after swinging at a pitch. Adolis Garcia replaced Munoz and singled in the eighth for his first big league hit. ... OF Tyler O'Neill (right groin inflammation) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis. ... RHP John Brebbia (right forearm tightness) was placed on the disabled list retroactive to Monday. ... RHP Adam Wainwright (right elbow inflammation) threw batting practice at the club's complex in Jupiter, Florida. "All reports of that were favorable," Cards interim manager Mike Shildt said. "We'll see how he recovers." He said the team is evaluating whether Wainwright throws another batting practice or begins a minor league rehab assignment.

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Royals: OF Brian Gordon (left groin strain) ran the bases as his final hurdle before coming off the disabled list. He said he is at about 80 percent.

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Cardinals: Rookie RHP Jack Flaherty is 5-6 with a 3.27 ERA in 18 starts.

Royals: LHP Danny Duffy will be facing the Cardinals for the first time since June 27, 2016.

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