After long rain delay, Cardinals outlast Cubs 7-4

ST. LOUIS (AP) The once-struggling Cardinals are quickly putting their woeful May behind them.

Dexter Fowler and Harrison Bader hit back-to-back homers in the eighth inning, and St. Louis outlasted the Chicago Cubs in a 7-4 victory that ended early Sunday after a rain delay of over three hours.

''To kind of get it going and have some things go our way, when they weren't really going our way, feels really good,'' Bader said. ''There's a lot more work to do on a day-to-day basis. This team is super-talented.''

Paul Goldschmidt also hit a home run for the Cardinals (29-28), who have won three straight for the first time since a five-game streak in late April. It was also St. Louis' first series win since April 30 against Washington.

''We just want to play well, consistently,'' Goldschmidt said. ''I don't think we were that far off in May. We just really weren't winning games. It's good to kind of get some results with our play. We really aren't doing anything completely different. Just one swing or one play here or there. It's good to do a few days in a row, but it's going to be a long year.

''This division's tough, so we're going to need to do it for the next four-plus months.''

The game was delayed 3 hours and 37 minutes after the fourth inning.

Reliever John Gant (4-0) picked up the win with a scoreless sixth. Carlos Martinez earned his first save of the season with a scoreless ninth.

Anthony Rizzo and Jason Heyward homered for the Cubs, who have lost five of their last six games and three consecutive series.

''They got us,'' Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. ''They got us. We have to sleep fast and come back tomorrow.''

The Cardinals had closed out a rough month of May with two straight wins. They avoided the worst winning percentage for May in the franchise's long history by going 9-18 (.333) and had lost eight straight series, a streak that began by being swept by the Cubs in early May.

Rizzo's first-inning solo home run was his team-leading 16th and extended his hitting streak to 13 games. Rizzo is hitting .440 (22-50) during the streak.

Goldschmidt tied it in the bottom of the opening inning with his 12th homer.

Heyward's ninth homer, a solo shot, put the Cubs up 2-1 in the second, but Marcell Ozuna's RBI single in the third - his 500th career RBI - tied it again.

Cubs starter Jose Quintana allowed two runs and four hits in four innings. He struck out six and walked one before giving way to Tyler Chatwood (3-1) after the rain delay.

Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty allowed two runs and five hits and struck out eight in five innings. He was replaced by Gant.

RBI doubles by Matt Wieters, Fowler and Kolten Wong against Chatwood gave the Cardinals a 5-2 lead in the sixth.

The Cubs answered with two runs in the seventh to make it a one-run game. David Bote had an RBI double to right field and scored on a fielder's choice by Kris Bryant.

Fowler and Bader gave the Cardinals a cushion with their back-to-back opposite-field home runs in the eighth.

''Yeah, that was pretty sexy,'' Bader said. ''That was sick.''

STROP SOON?

Cubs reliever Pedro Strop is getting closer to returning from his hamstring injury. He is set to make one more appearance for Triple-A Iowa on Sunday.

''With everything, good health, and that he comes out of it feeling well, I would imagine that he would be back with us right after that,'' Maddon said. ''We're just trying to be true to him and biology, how long it's supposed to take to come back from that injury. Even though he's felt really well, we just thought it wasn't wise to push it right now. So let him go do all this, do it right, and then we'll make our determination.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cubs: SS Javier Baez was scratched with a right heel contusion, first sustained on May 19, and is considered day to day. ''For him to say something, it had to be pretty sore,'' Maddon said before the game.

Cardinals: C Yadier Molina (right thumb tendon strain) got a second opinion on his injury on Friday which confirmed no surgery would be needed. ''I can throw the ball, I just can't grip,'' Molina said.

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CHC31-25
110000200470
STL29-28
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  • W: J. Gant (4-0)L: T. Chatwood (3-1)S: C. Martinez (1)
  • HR: CHC - J. Heyward (9), A. Rizzo (16), STL - D. Fowler (5), P. Goldschmidt (12), H. Bader (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Schwarber LF40000013.212.322.419.741-0.5
K. Bryant 3B40010022.275.392.555.9470.0
A. Rizzo 1B31211112.294.407.5991.0067.5
W. Contreras C40000042.289.394.554.948-2.0
J. Heyward RF41111011.242.352.423.7755.5
A. Russell SS41200010.288.344.508.8522.5
D. Bote 2B41110021.277.356.475.8313.0
A. Almora CF30000101.254.300.438.7381.0
J. Quintana P20000021.045.045.045.091-1.0
T. Chatwood P0000-000.333.333.667.000-
a- D. Descalso PH10100000.200.286.300.5861.0
C. Edwards P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Ryan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Adduci PH10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-hit a bunt single for Chatwood in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Ryan in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 3B40100011.220.332.385.7170.5
P. DeJong SS40000012.275.377.479.855-0.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B41211000.279.365.461.8277.0
M. Ozuna LF41310000.252.328.538.8665.0
M. Wieters C41110033.333.357.615.9732.5
D. Fowler RF42221010.253.382.403.7848.5
H. Bader CF41111021.239.353.425.7785.0
K. Wong 2B40210000.228.327.380.7084.0
J. Flaherty P01000100.125.176.125.3012.0
a- J. Gyorko PH10000000.196.268.314.5820.0
J. Gant P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Martinez PH10000001.299.355.408.7620.0
J. Brebbia P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
A. Miller P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
G. Gallegos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- Y. Munoz PH10000001.295.311.341.6520.0
C. Martinez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-fouled out for Flaherty in the 5th
  • b-grounded out for Gant in the 6th
  • c-flied out for Gallegos in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Bote (10)
  • HR - A. Rizzo (16), J. Heyward (9)
  • RBI - K. Bryant (36), A. Rizzo (43), J. Heyward (21), D. Bote (23)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Rizzo (9)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Rizzo 2 (2), W. Contreras, J. Heyward, J. Quintana
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Wieters (2), K. Wong (8)
  • HR - P. Goldschmidt (12), D. Fowler (5), H. Bader (5)
  • RBI - P. Goldschmidt (27), M. Ozuna (51), M. Wieters (10), D. Fowler 2 (15), H. Bader (14), K. Wong (26)
  • 2-Out RBI - P. Goldschmidt (11), M. Ozuna (19), D. Fowler (3), H. Bader (5), K. Wong (14)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Wieters 3 (3), J. Martinez, Y. Munoz
FIELDING
  • DP - (Bote-Rizzo)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Quintana4.04221613.781.328.0
T. Chatwood (L, 3-1)2.05330103.451.44-6.5
C. Edwards1.10000006.751.083.0
K. Ryan0.23220125.031.42-4.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Quintana4.0
T. Chatwood (L, 3-1)2.0
C. Edwards1.1
K. Ryan0.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Flaherty5.04220823.761.1413.0
J. Gant (W, 4-0)1.00001201.170.7210.0
J. Brebbia0.02221002.151.06-5.0
A. Miller (H, 8)1.01000203.981.433.0
G. Gallegos (H, 3)1.00000203.750.884.0
C. Martinez (S, 1)1.00000003.861.1410.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Flaherty5.0
J. Gant (W, 4-0)1.0
J. Brebbia0.0
A. Miller (H, 8)1.0
G. Gallegos (H, 3)1.0
C. Martinez (S, 1)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Quintana 69-40, T. Chatwood 37-23, C. Edwards 17-11, K. Ryan 20-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Quintana 2-4, T. Chatwood 3-1, C. Edwards 1-3
  • Batters Faced - J. Quintana 17, T. Chatwood 10, C. Edwards 4, K. Ryan 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Flaherty 77-56, J. Gant 20-10, J. Brebbia 16-8, A. Miller 18-13, G. Gallegos 14-10, C. Martinez 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Flaherty 2-5, J. Gant 1-0, A. Miller 1-0, C. Martinez 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Flaherty 19, J. Gant 4, J. Brebbia 3, A. Miller 4, G. Gallegos 3, C. Martinez 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Schwarber LF40000013.212.322.419.741-0.5
K. Bryant 3B40010022.275.392.555.9470.0
A. Rizzo 1B31211112.294.407.5991.0067.5
W. Contreras C40000042.289.394.554.948-2.0
J. Heyward RF41111011.242.352.423.7755.5
A. Russell SS41200010.288.344.508.8522.5
D. Bote 2B41110021.277.356.475.8313.0
A. Almora CF30000101.254.300.438.7381.0
J. Quintana P20000021.045.045.045.091-1.0
T. Chatwood P0000-000.333.333.667.000-
a- D. Descalso PH10100000.200.286.300.5861.0
C. Edwards P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Ryan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Adduci PH10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-hit a bunt single for Chatwood in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Ryan in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 3B40100011.220.332.385.7170.5
P. DeJong SS40000012.275.377.479.855-0.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B41211000.279.365.461.8277.0
M. Ozuna LF41310000.252.328.538.8665.0
M. Wieters C41110033.333.357.615.9732.5
D. Fowler RF42221010.253.382.403.7848.5
H. Bader CF41111021.239.353.425.7785.0
K. Wong 2B40210000.228.327.380.7084.0
J. Flaherty P01000100.125.176.125.3012.0
a- J. Gyorko PH10000000.196.268.314.5820.0
J. Gant P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Martinez PH10000001.299.355.408.7620.0
J. Brebbia P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
A. Miller P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
G. Gallegos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- Y. Munoz PH10000001.295.311.341.6520.0
C. Martinez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-fouled out for Flaherty in the 5th
  • b-grounded out for Gant in the 6th
  • c-flied out for Gallegos in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Bote (10)
  • HR - A. Rizzo (16), J. Heyward (9)
  • RBI - K. Bryant (36), A. Rizzo (43), J. Heyward (21), D. Bote (23)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Rizzo (9)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Rizzo 2 (2), W. Contreras, J. Heyward, J. Quintana
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Wieters (2), K. Wong (8)
  • HR - P. Goldschmidt (12), D. Fowler (5), H. Bader (5)
  • RBI - P. Goldschmidt (27), M. Ozuna (51), M. Wieters (10), D. Fowler 2 (15), H. Bader (14), K. Wong (26)
  • 2-Out RBI - P. Goldschmidt (11), M. Ozuna (19), D. Fowler (3), H. Bader (5), K. Wong (14)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Wieters 3 (3), J. Martinez, Y. Munoz
FIELDING
  • DP - (Bote-Rizzo)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Quintana4.04221613.781.328.0
T. Chatwood (L, 3-1)2.05330103.451.44-6.5
C. Edwards1.10000006.751.083.0
K. Ryan0.23220125.031.42-4.5
Total8.01277183---
PITCHERSIP
J. Quintana4.0
T. Chatwood (L, 3-1)2.0
C. Edwards1.1
K. Ryan0.2
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Flaherty5.04220823.761.1413.0
J. Gant (W, 4-0)1.00001201.170.7210.0
J. Brebbia0.02221002.151.06-5.0
A. Miller (H, 8)1.01000203.981.433.0
G. Gallegos (H, 3)1.00000203.750.884.0
C. Martinez (S, 1)1.00000003.861.1410.0
Total9.07442142---
PITCHERSIP
J. Flaherty5.0
J. Gant (W, 4-0)1.0
J. Brebbia0.0
A. Miller (H, 8)1.0
G. Gallegos (H, 3)1.0
C. Martinez (S, 1)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Quintana 69-40, T. Chatwood 37-23, C. Edwards 17-11, K. Ryan 20-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Quintana 2-4, T. Chatwood 3-1, C. Edwards 1-3
  • Batters Faced - J. Quintana 17, T. Chatwood 10, C. Edwards 4, K. Ryan 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Flaherty 77-56, J. Gant 20-10, J. Brebbia 16-8, A. Miller 18-13, G. Gallegos 14-10, C. Martinez 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Flaherty 2-5, J. Gant 1-0, A. Miller 1-0, C. Martinez 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Flaherty 19, J. Gant 4, J. Brebbia 3, A. Miller 4, G. Gallegos 3, C. Martinez 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Bader homered to right center47
    Fowler homered to right46
  • 7TH INNING
    Bryant reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Bote scored, Almora to third, Descalso out at second45
    Bote doubled to deep right center, Russell scored35
  • 6TH INNING
    Wong doubled to left, Fowler scored25
    Fowler singled to right, Wieters scored24
    Wieters doubled to deep center, Ozuna scored23
  • 3RD INNING
    Ozuna singled to left, Flaherty scored, Goldschmidt to second22
  • 2ND INNING
    Heyward homered to right21
  • 1ST INNING
    Goldschmidt homered to center11
    Rizzo homered to center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Carlos Martinez pitching
    • D. Bote: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Bote popped out to third
    • A. Almora: Almora grounded out to second
    • Jim Adduci hit for Kyle Ryan
    • J. Adduci: Foul, Adduci grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Giovanny Gallegos relieved Andrew Miller
    • Wi. Contreras: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Contreras struck out looking
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Heyward flied out to deep center
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Russell struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Edwards Pitching:
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Strike looking, Ozuna grounded out to shortstop
    • Kyle Ryan relieved Carl Edwards
    • M. Wieters: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Wieters struck out swinging
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Fowler homered to right
    • H. Bader: Foul, Bader homered to right center
    • K. Wong: Strike swinging, Ball, Wong singled to right
    • Yairo Munoz hit for Giovanny Gallegos
    • Y. Munoz: Foul, Munoz flied out to deep right
    • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • John Brebbia pitching
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Ball, Russell singled to left
    • D. Bote: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bote doubled to deep right center, Russell scored
    • A. Almora: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Almora walked
    • Andrew Miller relieved John Brebbia
    • Daniel Descalso hit for Tyler Chatwood
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Descalso reached on bunt single to second, Bote to third, Almora to second
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Schwarber struck out looking
    • K. Bryant: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Bryant reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Bote scored, Almora to third, Descalso out at second
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Rizzo struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Carl Edwards pitching
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Carpenter flied out to left
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, DeJong lined out to center
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike swinging, Goldschmidt fouled out to first
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • John Gant pitching
    • K. Bryant: Foul, Bryant grounded out to pitcher
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Rizzo walked
    • Wi. Contreras: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Contreras struck out swinging
    • J. Heyward: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Heyward struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt grounded out to third
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ozuna singled to left
    • M. Wieters: Ball, Foul, Wieters doubled to deep center, Ozuna scored
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Foul, Ball, Fowler singled to right, Wieters scored
    • H. Bader: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bader struck out looking
    • K. Wong: Ball, Foul, Foul, Wong doubled to left, Fowler scored
    • Jose Martinez hit for John Gant
    • Jo. Martinez: Martinez grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • A. Almora: Foul, Ball, Foul, Almora grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Quintana: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Quintana struck out swinging
    • K. Schwarber: Foul, Strike looking, Schwarber flied out to left
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Tyler Chatwood relieved Jose Quintana
    • Jedd Gyorko hit for Jack Flaherty
    • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gyorko fouled out to catcher
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Carpenter singled to center
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, DeJong grounded into double play second to first, Carpenter out at second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Heyward flied out to deep center
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Russell lined out to third
    • D. Bote: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Bote struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Fowler struck out swinging
    • H. Bader: Bader flied out to deep left
    • K. Wong: Wong popped bunt out to pitcher
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Schwarber grounded out to second
    • K. Bryant: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Bryant struck out on foul tip
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike looking, Rizzo singled to center
    • Wi. Contreras: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Contreras struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • J. Flaherty: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Flaherty walked
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Carpenter flied out to deep center
    • P. DeJong: Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, DeJong popped out to second
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Goldschmidt singled to center, Flaherty to second
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ozuna singled to left, Flaherty scored, Goldschmidt to second
    • M. Wieters: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Wieters struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Strike looking, Heyward homered to right
    • A. Russell: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Russell singled to right center
    • D. Bote: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bote struck out swinging
    • A. Almora: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Almora fouled out to second
    • J. Quintana: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Quintana struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Ball, Fowler grounded out to second
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Bader struck out looking
    • K. Wong: Ball, Ball, Wong grounded out to first
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Schwarber flied out to center
    • K. Bryant: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Rizzo homered to center
    • Wi. Contreras: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Contreras struck out looking
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul tip, Carpenter struck out on foul tip
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Goldschmidt homered to center
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Strike looking, Ozuna singled to deep right
    • M. Wieters: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Wieters struck out looking
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)