Hudson, Cards take no-hit bid into 8th and blank Brewers 3-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) Only when Dakota Hudson reached the dugout after being removed from the game did he realize something was different.

''Guys were giving me hugs instead of handshakes,'' the St. Louis Cardinals starter said. ''I thought, what was going on? I didn't know it was a no-hitter.''

Hudson and two relievers combined on a one-hit shutout as the Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 Monday night in a series opener between NL Central contenders.

Yasmani Grandal's ground-rule double with two outs in the eighth inning off Giovanny Gallegos was Milwaukee's only hit. Hudson was lifted with two outs in the seventh after throwing 111 pitches, and Andrew Miller got four outs for his fifth save.

Paul DeJong homered for St. Louis, which increased its division lead to a half-game over the idle Chicago Cubs. Third-place Milwaukee is three games back.

Hudson (12-6) matched a career high with seven strikeouts and walked four - including his final batter, Eric Thames. Gallegos retired Ben Gamel on a grounder to end the inning.

Taking out Hudson not a difficult decision, Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said.

''He did his job,'' Shildt explained. ''We saw the tea leaves and the way the game was going.''

Orlando Arcia reached on an error by DeJong at shortstop to begin the eighth before Gallegos got two outs. Grandal then hooked a 1-2 slider just inside the right field line, and the ball bounced into the stands.

''I think it was a good breaking ball,'' Gallegos said. ''He's a good hitter, too.''

Grandal was just trying to give his team a chance to come back.

''I don't really care whether we're getting no-hit or not. We're still trying to win the game,'' Grandal said. ''Got here with just having him miss the spot and I was able to get a double out of it, but for me it was just pretty much, get the guy up behind me to the plate and give him a chance to tie the game.''

Miller relieved and, after an intentional walk to Christian Yelich, got Mike Moustakas to ground out with the bases loaded.

''He's the MVP,'' Moustakas said about Yelich. ''It's a pretty intelligent decision. I wouldn't want to pitch to that guy. That's just kind of how baseball is.''

Miller then closed it out in the ninth.

Milwaukee's best chance for a hit against Hudson came in the sixth when Trent Grisham hit a hard grounder up the middle. DeJong made a diving stop and threw out Grisham at first base.

''I was just out there competing and trying to throw up some zeros and get a win,'' said Hudson, who has completed seven innings twice in his two-year major league career.

The 24-year-old right-hander threw six sharp innings in a 6-0 victory at Kansas City last time out. Before that, he allowed 11 runs (10 earned) over 11 2/3 innings during a three-start span.

St. Louis scored twice in the fifth off starter Zach Davis (8-6), who pitched five innings. Matt Carpenter drew a leadoff walk and went to third when Yadier Molina singled to right field. Carpenter scored on a grounder to second by Kolten Wong, who beat the relay throw to foil a double-play opportunity.

Hudson laid down a sacrifice bunt to advance Wong. Dexter Flower hit a bloop single to shallow left, scoring Wong for a 2-0 lead.

DeJong added his 22nd home run with two outs in the sixth off reliever Devin Williams, knocking out the glass in the M on the Big Mac Land sign. DeJong has hit safely in his last 10 games against the Brewers.

NO RUNS FOR YOU

The Cardinals threw their eighth shutout of the season and their major league-leading fourth in August. It was their third in the last seven games.

BOMBS AWAY

The Brewers (25) and Cardinals (21) have combined for 46 home runs in the first 11 games of their season series. St. Louis' single-season record for homers against the Brewers is 24 (2003 and 2018). The Brewers have already matched their single-season high against St. Louis set in 2017.

HOME SWEET HOME

The Cardinals conclude their season by playing 24 of their final 41 games at Busch Stadium, including 15 of 18 beginning Monday. St. Louis is 35-23 at home to rank fourth in the National League with a .603 winning percentage.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: RHP Jhoulys Chacin (right lat) is throwing bullpen sessions but there is no timetable yet for when he will face hitters. ... RHP Brandon Woodruff (left oblique) is playing catch. ''He's exactly where he should be,'' manager Craig Counsell said.

Cardinals: OF Tyler O'Neill (left wrist strain) is ready for a rehab assignment at Triple-A Memphis within the next couple of days. He took batting practice Monday. ''I have full confidence in my ability. Hopefully, I'll be back soon,'' O'Neill said. ''This is unfortunate. It was a freak accident on a swing. Good thing is I'm feeling good. I'm healthy now. What matters now is getting at-bats. I'm ready for competition.''

UP NEXT

Brewers: LHP Gio Gonzalez (2-1, 3.81 ERA) is 3-4 with a 3.21 ERA in 10 career starts against St. Louis. But he is 0-3 with a 4.50 ERA in five starts at Busch Stadium.

Cardinals: RHP Michael Wacha (6-6, 5.44) is one of three pitchers to have a perfect career winning percentage against Milwaukee with 10 or more starts. He is 6-0 and has held the Brewers to two or fewer runs in each of his last four starts against them.

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  • W: D. Hudson (12-6)L: Z. Davies (8-6)S: A. Miller (5)
  • HR: STL - P. DeJong (22)
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a- M. Pina PH10000010.223.308.408.716-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Thames in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Davies in the 6th
  • c-flied out for D. Williams in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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M. Ozuna LF40000002.256.334.500.8340.0
P. DeJong SS31111010.246.323.457.7805.5
M. Carpenter 3B21100100.215.324.367.6913.0
G. Gallegos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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Y. Molina C30100001.249.273.347.6211.0
K. Wong 2B21010002.275.359.405.7643.0
D. Hudson P10000010.054.079.054.133-0.5
L. Thomas CF10000001.355.412.7101.1210.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - Y. Grandal (20)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Yelich, M. Moustakas 4 (4), K. Hiura, B. Gamel
    BATTING
    • HR - P. DeJong (22)
    • SH - D. Hudson (6)
    • RBI - D. Fowler (45), P. DeJong (57), K. Wong (45)
    • 2-Out RBI - D. Fowler (15), P. DeJong (15)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Edman, M. Ozuna 2 (2), K. Wong
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Arcia-Thames)
    FIELDING
    • E - P. DeJong (6)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    Z. Davies (L, 8-6)5.03222403.741.385.0
    D. Williams2.01110011.591.414.0
    J. Jackson1.01000105.281.242.5
    PITCHERSIP
    Z. Davies (L, 8-6)5.0
    D. Williams2.0
    J. Jackson1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Hudson (W, 12-6)6.20004703.631.5127.5
    G. Gallegos (H, 12)1.01000002.010.752.0
    A. Miller (S, 5)1.10001103.671.279.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Hudson (W, 12-6)6.2
    G. Gallegos (H, 12)1.0
    A. Miller (S, 5)1.1
    PITCHING
    • HBP - D. Williams
    • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Davies 75-51, D. Williams 23-13, J. Jackson 15-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Davies 6-5, D. Williams 4-1
    • Batters Faced - Z. Davies 20, D. Williams 7, J. Jackson 4
    PITCHING
    • IBB - A. Miller
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hudson 111-64, G. Gallegos 16-13, A. Miller 18-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hudson 9-4, G. Gallegos 2-2, A. Miller 2-1
    • Batters Faced - D. Hudson 24, G. Gallegos 5, A. Miller 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Grisham CF40000001.231.288.442.7300.0
    Y. Grandal C30100110.256.377.471.8472.5
    C. Yelich RF10000301.334.426.6971.1233.0
    M. Moustakas 3B40000005.263.329.525.8540.0
    K. Hiura 2B40000021.307.377.576.953-1.0
    E. Thames 1B20000110.251.355.491.8460.5
    a- M. Pina PH10000010.223.308.408.716-0.5
    B. Gamel LF40000001.245.332.379.7120.0
    O. Arcia SS30000010.228.292.368.661-0.5
    Z. Davies P10000010.143.163.190.353-0.5
    b- L. Cain PH10000010.249.316.358.674-0.5
    D. Williams P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    c- R. Braun PH10000001.283.339.500.8390.0
    J. Jackson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    Total2901005810-----
    • a-struck out for Thames in the 9th
    • b-struck out for Davies in the 6th
    • c-flied out for D. Williams in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Fowler CF-RF40110020.249.345.425.7701.0
    T. Edman RF-3B40100011.271.302.425.7270.5
    P. Goldschmidt 1B30000101.259.335.474.8091.0
    M. Ozuna LF40000002.256.334.500.8340.0
    P. DeJong SS31111010.246.323.457.7805.5
    M. Carpenter 3B21100100.215.324.367.6913.0
    G. Gallegos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    A. Miller P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    Y. Molina C30100001.249.273.347.6211.0
    K. Wong 2B21010002.275.359.405.7643.0
    D. Hudson P10000010.054.079.054.133-0.5
    L. Thomas CF10000001.355.412.7101.1210.0
    Total273531258-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - Y. Grandal (20)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Yelich, M. Moustakas 4 (4), K. Hiura, B. Gamel
      BATTING
      • HR - P. DeJong (22)
      • SH - D. Hudson (6)
      • RBI - D. Fowler (45), P. DeJong (57), K. Wong (45)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Fowler (15), P. DeJong (15)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Edman, M. Ozuna 2 (2), K. Wong
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Arcia-Thames)
      FIELDING
      • E - P. DeJong (6)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Z. Davies (L, 8-6)5.03222403.741.385.0
      D. Williams2.01110011.591.414.0
      J. Jackson1.01000105.281.242.5
      Total8.0533251---
      PITCHERSIP
      Z. Davies (L, 8-6)5.0
      D. Williams2.0
      J. Jackson1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Hudson (W, 12-6)6.20004703.631.5127.5
      G. Gallegos (H, 12)1.01000002.010.752.0
      A. Miller (S, 5)1.10001103.671.279.5
      Total9.0100580---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Hudson (W, 12-6)6.2
      G. Gallegos (H, 12)1.0
      A. Miller (S, 5)1.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - D. Williams
      • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Davies 75-51, D. Williams 23-13, J. Jackson 15-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Davies 6-5, D. Williams 4-1
      • Batters Faced - Z. Davies 20, D. Williams 7, J. Jackson 4
      PITCHING
      • IBB - A. Miller
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hudson 111-64, G. Gallegos 16-13, A. Miller 18-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hudson 9-4, G. Gallegos 2-2, A. Miller 2-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Hudson 24, G. Gallegos 5, A. Miller 5
      • 6TH INNING
        DeJong homered to left03
      • 5TH INNING
        Fowler singled to shallow left, Wong scored02
        Wong reached on fielder's choice to second, Carpenter scored, Molina out at second01
      • 9TH INNING
        • A. Miller Pitching:
        • K. Hiura: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hiura grounded out to third
        • Manny Pina hit for Eric Thames
        • M. Pina: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pina struck out swinging
        • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gamel flied out to left
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • G. Gallegos Pitching:
        • O. Arcia: Foul, Arcia safe at first on shortstop DeJong fielding error
        • Ryan Braun hit for Devin Williams
        • R. Braun: Braun flied out to center
        • T. Grisham: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Grisham flied out to right
        • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Grandal doubled to deep right, Arcia to third
        • Andrew Miller relieved Giovanny Gallegos
        • C. Yelich: Yelich intentionally walked
        • M. Moustakas: Moustakas grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • Jay Jackson pitching
        • D. Fowler: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Fowler struck out swinging
        • T. Edman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Edman singled to right
        • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Goldschmidt lined out to shortstop
        • M. Ozuna: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ozuna lined out to center
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • D. Hudson Pitching:
        • M. Moustakas: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Moustakas grounded out to first
        • K. Hiura: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hiura struck out swinging
        • E. Thames: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Thames walked
        • Giovanny Gallegos pitching
        • Lane Thomas in center field
        • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Gamel grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Williams Pitching:
        • Y. Molina: Ball, Molina grounded out to third
        • K. Wong: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Wong hit by pitch
        • L. Thomas: Thomas lined into double play shortstop to first, Wong out at first
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Lorenzo Cain hit for Zach Davies
        • L. Cain: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Cain struck out swinging
        • T. Grisham: Strike looking, Grisham grounded out to shortstop
        • Y. Grandal: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Grandal walked
        • C. Yelich: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Yelich reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Grandal out at second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Devin Williams pitching
        • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Goldschmidt grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ozuna grounded out to shortstop
        • P. DeJong: Foul, DeJong homered to left
        • M. Carpenter: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Carpenter grounded out to first
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Hudson Pitching:
        • E. Thames: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Thames grounded out to second
        • B. Gamel: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gamel grounded out to pitcher
        • O. Arcia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Davies Pitching:
        • M. Carpenter: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Carpenter walked
        • Y. Molina: Pickoff attempt, Molina singled to right, Carpenter to third
        • K. Wong: Foul, Wong reached on fielder's choice to second, Carpenter scored, Molina out at second
        • D. Hudson: Hudson hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Wong to second
        • D. Fowler: Ball, Strike looking, Fowler singled to shallow left, Wong scored
        • T. Edman: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Edman struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Hudson Pitching:
        • Y. Grandal: Grandal grounded out to pitcher
        • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Yelich walked
        • M. Moustakas: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Moustakas fouled out to catcher
        • K. Hiura: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Hiura flied out to right
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Davies Pitching:
        • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Goldschmidt grounded out to third
        • M. Ozuna: Strike looking, Ball, Ozuna flied out to left
        • P. DeJong: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, DeJong flied out to left
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Hudson Pitching:
        • O. Arcia: Ball, Strike looking, Arcia grounded out to shortstop
        • Z. Davies: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Davies struck out looking
        • T. Grisham: Strike looking, Grisham flied out to left
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Davies Pitching:
        • D. Hudson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Hudson struck out swinging
        • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Fowler grounded out to first
        • T. Edman: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Edman grounded out to first
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Hudson Pitching:
        • K. Hiura: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hiura struck out swinging
        • E. Thames: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
        • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gamel lined out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Davies Pitching:
        • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, DeJong struck out looking
        • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Carpenter singled to center
        • Y. Molina: Molina lined out to left
        • K. Wong: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Wong popped out to second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Hudson Pitching:
        • T. Grisham: Ball, Grisham grounded out to second
        • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Grandal struck out looking
        • C. Yelich: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Yelich walked
        • M. Moustakas: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Moustakas grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Davies Pitching:
        • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Fowler struck out swinging
        • T. Edman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Edman grounded out to pitcher
        • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt walked
        • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ozuna lined out to right
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)