06/17 23:05 CDT Mikolas, Carpenter lead Cardinals to win over Marlins
Mikolas, Carpenter lead Cardinals to win over Marlins
By WARREN MAYES
ST. LOUIS (AP) --- Mile Mikolas knew his luck would turn around.
Dexter Fowler and Matt Carpenter homered to back a strong outing by Mikolas and
lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-0 win over the Miami Marlins on Monday
Mikolas (5-7) snapped a career-high losing streak of five straight decisions.
He had not won a game since May 6 against Philadelphia. In making his
team-leading 15th start and second straight against the Marlins, Mikolas went
six innings. He scattered six hits and struck out four.
"It's nice to get the 'W' but any time the team gets a win I'm happy," Mikolas
said. "I've had some tough losses but they've also bailed me out of a few.
Giovanny Gallegos pitched the seventh followed by a five-pitch eighth inning by
John Gant. Jordan Hicks pitched the ninth to preserve the shutout.
It was the 13th time the Marlins have been shut out in their 45 losses this
Miami's Elieser Hernandez (0-2) was making his second start of the season, both
against St. Louis. He gave up five hits while striking out six in six innings
to take the loss.
St. Louis has won four of its last five games and six of its last eight. Miami
has lost nine of its last 11 games.
Carpenter, who went 3-for-4, hit his 10th home run with one out in the third
for a 1-0 St. Louis lead.
"It was a little bit higher," Hernandez said through an interpreter. "I made a
The Cardinals added their second run in the fifth. With two outs, Carpenter
beat the shift by laying down a sharp bunt toward third. Hernandez ambled after
it and a hustling Carpenter turned it into a double.
"I knew it was possible to get the double," Carpenter said. "It's a good
feeling. I can't deny that. If you hit left-handed in this league, they're
going to shift you."
Miami manager Don Mattingly believed Hernandez should have prevented a double
in that situation.
"I think Elieser's got to get that ball," Mattingly said. "It looked like he
was just kind of trotting after it and lets it keep rolling. For me, he stops
Fowler hit a three-run homer in the eighth with two outs. The home run, his
third in the last four games, scored Carpenter and DeJong. Fowler's homer gave
him one against each team in the National League in his career.
Marlins: RHP Riley Farrell (right biceps tendinitis) is scheduled to throw two
innings Tuesday for Triple-A New Orleans. LF Pete O'Brien (left ribcage
contusion) was scheduled to begin rehab Monday night at Class A Jupiter but
rained out ... 3B Martin Prado (right hamstring strain) continued his
therapy-only regimen. ... RHP Caleb Smith (left hip inflammation) threw long
toss Sunday and is scheduled for a bullpen session Tuesday in Jupiter ... RHP
Drew Steckenrider (right elbow inflammation) was cleared Monday to begin a
throwing program ... 2B Neil Walker (right quad strain) continued Monday with a
running progression and all baseball activity in Jupiter. ... C Chad Wallach
(concussion) continued Monday with all baseball activity in Jupiter.
Cardinals: 3B Jedd Gyorko (lower back strain) did pregame work Monday and will
likely be activated from the Injured List before Tuesday's game. ... RHP Adam
Wainwright (left hamstring strain) had a "very favorable" bullpen Monday. He is
"on track" to starting soon, Shildt said. ... RHP Ryan Helsley (right shoulder
impingement) will start to play catch in the next couple of days.
Marlins: Jordan Yamamoto (1-0, 0.00) will be making his second career start. In
his MLB debut June 12 in Miami against St. Louis, he allowed just three hits
with two walks and five strikeouts in a seven innings. The Marlins won 9-0. He
had never appeared above Double-A before his recall.
Cardinals: RHP Jack Flaherty (4-3, 4.28) set a career high with six runs
allowed in his only career appearance against Miami on June, 6, 2018. In his
last outing, Flaherty came away with a no-decision in the Cardinals'
come-from-behind rain suspended 5-4 win in 10 innings over the Mets.
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