Street. Louis – – Lars Notbar He hit a fly-sacrifice in the seventh inning and a late singles from the RBI in the ninth round, sending the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday in the opener of a double-header break.
St. Louis trailed 3-0 before rallying in the seventh against Marcus Strowman. Nolan Gorman And the Paul Goldschmidt Homers hit back-to-back before Nolan Arenado Double up and score on a Nootbaar volley to the center.
“When everything clicks, we can pull together some great quality,” said St. Louis manager Oliver Marmol. “Those guys out there definitely made an adjustment to Stroman and made some really tough connections. Classic third time through the squad.”
Marmol said of Nootbaar: “He takes some really professional rackets. He makes a lot of strong connections. He’s confident in what he’s doing now.”
Nootbaar said he believes Arenado will be able to score the win. Arenado chip beat the mark by catcher Wilson Contreras.
“It’s not the fleet on its feet,” said Nutbar, laughing. “I’ve never seen it move so fast before.” “But he’s a smart starter. I had a good idea he’d score there. I made him run harder than he needed to. I owe him.”
Ryan Hillsley (6-1) had three points for the win, helping the Cardinals pull out during a half-game match from Milwaukee to top NL Central.
Contreras shook the Chicago team, who lost their fourth game in a row. Strowman charged with three runs and five strikes in 6 2/3 innings.
“I thought he was controlling both sides of the plate. It was sharp,” said manager David Ross. “It was a really nice performance today as I thought.”
The double header was due to be placed after Wednesday night’s game was postponed due to rain. St. Louis have improved to 5-2 in their four doubles this season, and Chicago has fallen to 1-8 in their five heads.
Contreras, who has been the subject of trade rumors before Tuesday’s deadline, hit a solo campaign on the first flight of the Homer 15.
“I just wanted it to be over and clear my mind to play baseball,” Contreras said of Deadline. “I need to focus on baseball and not have to worry about anything else anymore. You feel more relaxed. You took a lot of weight off my shoulders.”
Mikulas allowed seven hits, hit six and rebounded one in 6 1/3 innings.
The Cardinal appeared in 12 consecutive games in the Cardinal’s second longest active streak behind the Yankees (19). St. Louis has racked up multiple home runs in six consecutive games for the longest active streak in MLB.
Major League Baseball announced that the Cardinals and Cubs will play a series of two games In London in June.
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Cubs: LHP Matt Dermody of Triple-A Iowa has been called up to be the 27th man in the split-headed double. Dermody, 32, is 6-3 with a 3.74 ERA in 20 games (13 starts) for Iowa State this season. … INF David Pot He was selected for Iowa to create a spot on LHP’s roster Sean Newcomb, who was scheduled to start Game Two.
Cardinals: RHP James Naile has been added as the 27th player for the Double Header. Nelly relieved Mikolas in the seventh game and got two points.
Cubs: INF Andrelton Simmons (Right shoulder strain) He went 1 vs 3 with his home run and walk rehab game for Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday. …LHP Wade Miley (left shoulder strain) threw 49 shots in 2 1/3 innings Wednesday for Iowa State. He gave up three runs and five strikes.
Cardinals: RHP Drew VerHagen (right hip impingement) will be performing hip surgery soon. …LHP Steven Matz (Ripped Left MCL) will not need end-of-season surgery and will instead rehab. There is no timetable for when he will return.
Cubs: It’s Newcombe’s first big start (0-0, 11.57 ERA) since August 10, 2020, for Atlanta in Philadelphia. Friday, LHP Justin Steel (4-7, 3.86 ERA) would kick off his 20th season in the opening game of a three-game streak against Miami.
Cardinals: LHP José Quintana (3-5, 3.50 ERA) starts game two for the double header. Quintana was acquired in a trade with Pittsburgh on Monday. Friday, RHP Dakota Hudson (6-6, 4.10 ERA) will compete against the New York Yankees LHP Nestor Cortes (9-3, 2.53 ERA) in the opening match of a three-game set.