Weaver, Martinez pace Cards past Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) Luke Weaver seemed to regain his old form. It just took a while.

He settled in after a shaky first inning to win for the first time in eight starts and Jose Martinez hit a three-run homer to pace the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.

Weaver (4-6) allowed two runs, both in the first, on five hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out a season-high nine and walked two for his first victory since May 11.

''I think it means a lot for him to right the ship,'' Matheny said. ''The first inning, you could tell. It was once again, like, `Here we go.' Got into the second, that was better. Gave up a walk and at that point he turned it around.''

Martinez's 11th homer capped a five-run fourth when St. Louis erased a 2-1 deficit. Dexter Fowler, who entered hitting .163, doubled twice and scored twice, and Harrison Bader reached four times, scoring twice for the Cardinals, who won the final two games of the series to salvage a split.

Fowler snapped an 0-for13 streak with a double to open the fourth and Bader walked. Both runners advanced on Kelton Wong's fly out to right. After Weaver struck out, Matt Carpenter lined a two-run single to center to put the Cards up 3-2.

Jhoulys Chacin (6-3) issued his fifth walk to Greg Garcia and Martinez then drove an 0-2 pitch over the wall in center to make it 6-2.

''That pitch ran into my bat 100 percent,'' Martinez said. ''He actually caught me off-guard, got my off my timing. I just reacted to the ball. I got the barrel 100 percent. It was good for me that it actually happened like that. It was a good hit for us in that inning.''

The Cardinals extended it to 8-2 in the fifth. Fowler again led off with a double and Bader followed with an RBI single. Wong singled Bader to third and Weaver laid down an RBI sacrifice bunt.

Chacin allowed a season-high eight runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings, striking out five and walking five. Chacin dropped to 0-7 with a 6.90 ERA in nine career appearances, including eight starts, against the Cardinals.

''When you walk five guys in four innings, you can't have much of a good game,'' Chacin said. ''Just trying to battle from the first inning. I got runners on base every inning. Just battling with control with my pitches. You pay for it.''

The Cardinals pushed across a run in the first when Carpenter walked, Garcia doubled and Marcell Ozuna lofted a one-out sacrifice fly to the wall in right-center.

Milwaukee answered with two runs in the bottom half. Christian Yelich tied it with his 10th home run, a one-out solo shot into the second deck in left. Ryan Braun followed with a double to right and scored on Hernan Perez's two-out single. Jonathan Villar doubled Perez to third, but Weaver escaped by retiring Erik Kratz on a hard-hit liner to right.

''Being able to get out of that inning with just two runs, it's obviously not ideal, but the way we've kind of been swinging and getting hot, I knew we were going to score some runs,'' Weaver said. ''It was just about putting up zeroes from there.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cards: OF Tommy Pham was not in the lineup after feeling ill before the game. ''He is just under the weather,'' manager Mike Matheny said. ''It has been going through our clubhouse. Different guys are passing it around. Unfortunately when you spend this much time together, is this kind of space, on flights, it is going to run its course.''

Brewers: 3B Travis Shaw left in the third inning after re-aggravating his sore right wrist on the second swing of his at-bat. The extent of the injury was not known, Counsell said. . RHP Matt Albers (10-day DL, right shoulder discomfort), could start a throwing program next week, but his return is still a ways off. ''I think we're looking post-All Star break for Matt,'' Counsell said. . IF Nick Franklin (10-day DL, right quad strain) is in Arizona and still experience soreness. ''He's not over the injury,'' Counsell said. . IF Tyler Saladino (10-day DL, left ankle sprain) continues to progress. ''We're closing in on looking at setting a date to send him out on rehab.''

UP NEXT

Cards: RHP John Gant (1-2, 4.39) opens the three-game series at home against Cleveland on Monday. Gant, filling in for injured Michael Wacha, was sent down to Triple-A Memphis on May 31 and recalled on Thursday.

Brewers: After an off-day Monday, rookie RHP Freddy Peralta (2-0, 2.30) makes his fourth start of the season to open a two-game series at home against Kansas City. Opponents are batting just .113 against him.

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  • W: L. Weaver (4-6)L: J. Chacin (6-3)
  • HR: STL - J. Martinez (11), MIL - C. Yelich (10)
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K. Wong 2B40100115.188.287.307.5941.5
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b- J. Gyorko PH-3B20000012.247.302.392.695-0.5
  • a-lined out for Molina in the 8th
  • b-flied out for Mayers in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Thames 1B-LF30100111.230.330.550.8801.5
C. Yelich CF41111023.287.365.461.8255.0
R. Braun LF-RF41100002.239.292.431.7233.0
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a- B. Miller PH-1B20000010.256.324.425.749-0.5
H. Perez RF-3B40110010.260.287.387.6731.5
J. Villar 2B40100020.260.307.386.6931.0
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  • a-announced for Shaw in the 3rd
  • b-struck out for Jennings in the 6th
  • c-struck out for Knebel in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Garcia (5), M. Ozuna (7), D. Fowler 2 (8)
  • HR - J. Martinez (11)
  • SF - M. Ozuna (2)
  • SH - L. Weaver (5)
  • RBI - M. Carpenter 2 (33), J. Martinez 3 (47), M. Ozuna (42), H. Bader (10), L. Weaver (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Carpenter 2 (12), J. Martinez 3 (24)
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Braun (12), J. Villar (7)
  • HR - C. Yelich (10)
  • RBI - C. Yelich (32), H. Perez (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Perez (7)
FIELDING
  • E - G. Garcia (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Weaver (W, 4-6)5.25222914.591.3917.5
M. Mayers0.10000103.001.210.5
G. Holland1.01000107.712.202.5
B. Cecil1.00000104.801.873.5
J. Brebbia1.00000202.961.064.0
PITCHERSIP
L. Weaver (W, 4-6)5.2
M. Mayers0.1
G. Holland1.0
B. Cecil1.0
J. Brebbia1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Chacin (L, 6-3)4.19885513.821.34-12.5
D. Jennings1.21000203.441.393.0
J. Barnes1.00002101.781.321.5
T. Williams1.00000002.481.143.0
C. Knebel1.00001303.571.023.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Chacin (L, 6-3)4.1
D. Jennings1.2
J. Barnes1.0
T. Williams1.0
C. Knebel1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Weaver 104-75, M. Mayers 4-3, G. Holland 9-7, B. Cecil 9-5, J. Brebbia 18-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Weaver 2-7, G. Holland 1-1, B. Cecil 1-1
  • Batters Faced - L. Weaver 25, M. Mayers, G. Holland 4, B. Cecil 3, J. Brebbia 3
PITCHING
  • WP - D. Jennings (2), J. Barnes (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 89-52, D. Jennings 24-14, J. Barnes 26-14, T. Williams 9-6, C. Knebel 18-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 2-6, D. Jennings 2-1, J. Barnes 1-1, T. Williams 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 27, D. Jennings 6, J. Barnes 5, T. Williams 3, C. Knebel 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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  • a-lined out for Molina in the 8th
  • b-flied out for Mayers in the 7th
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E. Thames 1B-LF30100111.230.330.550.8801.5
C. Yelich CF41111023.287.365.461.8255.0
R. Braun LF-RF41100002.239.292.431.7233.0
T. Shaw 3B20000021.242.339.480.819-1.0
a- B. Miller PH-1B20000010.256.324.425.749-0.5
H. Perez RF-3B40110010.260.287.387.6731.5
J. Villar 2B40100020.260.307.386.6931.0
E. Kratz C40100022.297.350.568.9180.0
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  • a-announced for Shaw in the 3rd
  • b-struck out for Jennings in the 6th
  • c-struck out for Knebel in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Garcia (5), M. Ozuna (7), D. Fowler 2 (8)
  • HR - J. Martinez (11)
  • SF - M. Ozuna (2)
  • SH - L. Weaver (5)
  • RBI - M. Carpenter 2 (33), J. Martinez 3 (47), M. Ozuna (42), H. Bader (10), L. Weaver (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Carpenter 2 (12), J. Martinez 3 (24)
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Braun (12), J. Villar (7)
  • HR - C. Yelich (10)
  • RBI - C. Yelich (32), H. Perez (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Perez (7)
FIELDING
  • E - G. Garcia (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Weaver (W, 4-6)5.25222914.591.3917.5
M. Mayers0.10000103.001.210.5
G. Holland1.01000107.712.202.5
B. Cecil1.00000104.801.873.5
J. Brebbia1.00000202.961.064.0
Total9.06222141---
PITCHERSIP
L. Weaver (W, 4-6)5.2
M. Mayers0.1
G. Holland1.0
B. Cecil1.0
J. Brebbia1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Chacin (L, 6-3)4.19885513.821.34-12.5
D. Jennings1.21000203.441.393.0
J. Barnes1.00002101.781.321.5
T. Williams1.00000002.481.143.0
C. Knebel1.00001303.571.023.5
Total9.010888111---
PITCHERSIP
J. Chacin (L, 6-3)4.1
D. Jennings1.2
J. Barnes1.0
T. Williams1.0
C. Knebel1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Weaver 104-75, M. Mayers 4-3, G. Holland 9-7, B. Cecil 9-5, J. Brebbia 18-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Weaver 2-7, G. Holland 1-1, B. Cecil 1-1
  • Batters Faced - L. Weaver 25, M. Mayers, G. Holland 4, B. Cecil 3, J. Brebbia 3
PITCHING
  • WP - D. Jennings (2), J. Barnes (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 89-52, D. Jennings 24-14, J. Barnes 26-14, T. Williams 9-6, C. Knebel 18-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 2-6, D. Jennings 2-1, J. Barnes 1-1, T. Williams 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 27, D. Jennings 6, J. Barnes 5, T. Williams 3, C. Knebel 4
  • 5TH INNING
    Weaver hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Bader scored, Wong to second82
    Bader singled to left, Fowler scored72
  • 4TH INNING
    Martinez homered to left center, Carpenter and Garcia scored62
    Carpenter singled to center, Fowler and Bader scored32
  • 1ST INNING
    Perez singled to shallow right, Braun scored12
    Yelich homered to left center11
    Ozuna hit sacrifice fly to right, Carpenter scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Corey Knebel relieved Taylor Williams
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Fowler struck out swinging
    • H. Bader: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bader walked
    • K. Wong: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Wong struck out swinging
    • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gyorko struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • John Brebbia relieved Brett Cecil
    • E. Kratz: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Kratz struck out looking
    • Manny Pina hit for Corey Knebel
    • M. Pina: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Pina struck out swinging
    • E. Sogard: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Sogard flied out to right
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Taylor Williams relieved Jacob Barnes
    • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Martinez grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Foul, Ozuna grounded out to second
    • Francisco Pena hit for Yadier Molina
    • F. Pena: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pena lined out to center
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Brett Cecil relieved Greg Holland
    • B. Miller: Ball, Miller grounded out to shortstop
    • H. Perez: Perez fouled out to first
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Jacob Barnes pitching
    • H. Bader: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Bader struck out looking
    • K. Wong: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Wong walked
    • Jedd Gyorko hit for Mike Mayers
    • J. Gyorko: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gyorko flied out to right
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Wong to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Carpenter walked
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Garcia grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Carpenter out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Greg Holland pitching
    • E. Sogard: Ball, Sogard lined out to right
    • E. Thames: Ball, Thames singled to shallow right
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • R. Braun: Foul, Braun grounded out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • D. Jennings Pitching:
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Martinez lined out to right
    • M. Ozuna: Ozuna singled to shallow right
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Molina struck out on foul tip
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Fowler grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Ozuna out at second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Weaver Pitching:
    • B. Miller: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Miller struck out swinging
    • H. Perez: Ball, Perez flied out to right
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Villar safe at first on shortstop Garcia fielding error
    • E. Kratz: Kratz singled to shallow left, Villar to second
    • Jesus Aguilar hit for Dan Jennings
    • Mike Mayers relieved Luke Weaver
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Strike looking, Fowler doubled to center
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Bader singled to left, Fowler scored
    • K. Wong: Ball, Wong singled to shallow right, Bader to third
    • L. Weaver: Weaver hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Bader scored, Wong to second
    • Eric Sogard at shortstop
    • Dan Jennings pitching
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Wong to third on wild pitch, Strike looking, Carpenter struck out looking
    • G. Garcia: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Garcia grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Weaver Pitching:
    • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Sogard struck out swinging
    • E. Thames: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Thames walked
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Strike looking, Yelich flied out to deep left
    • R. Braun: Braun flied out to deep center
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Fowler doubled to left
    • H. Bader: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bader walked
    • K. Wong: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Wong flied out to right, Fowler to third, Bader to second
    • L. Weaver: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Weaver struck out swinging
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Carpenter singled to center, Fowler and Bader scored
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Garcia walked, Carpenter to second
    • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Foul, Martinez homered to left center, Carpenter and Garcia scored
    • M. Ozuna: Ozuna doubled to right
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Molina lined out to third
    • Middle of the 4th (5 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Weaver Pitching:
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Villar struck out on foul tip
    • E. Kratz: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kratz struck out swinging
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Arcia grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Garcia lined out to left
    • J. Martinez: Martinez grounded out to third
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ozuna walked
    • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Molina struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Weaver Pitching:
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Strike looking, Braun flied out to deep center
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Foul
    • Miller struck out swinging
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Fowler walked
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Strike looking, Bader singled to left, Fowler to second
    • K. Wong: Wong lined out to center, Fowler to third
    • L. Weaver: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Weaver struck out looking
    • M. Carpenter: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Carpenter struck out looking
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Weaver Pitching:
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Arcia lined out to right
    • J. Chacin: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chacin walked
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Thames fouled out to catcher
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Chacin Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Carpenter walked
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Garcia doubled to left, Carpenter to third
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Martinez struck out looking
    • M. Ozuna: Ozuna hit sacrifice fly to right, Carpenter scored
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Strike swinging, Molina lined out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Weaver Pitching:
    • E. Thames: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Yelich homered to left center
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Braun doubled to deep right
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Shaw struck out looking
    • H. Perez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Perez singled to shallow right, Braun scored
    • J. Villar: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Villar doubled to shallow right, Perez to third
    • E. Kratz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Kratz lined out to right
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)