Taylor and Chapman back Mengden as A's beat Cardinals 2-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) The Oakland Athletics knew they had a big hole to fill in their starting rotation when they lost ace Frankie Montas to a long suspension. For one night, Daniel Mengden slipped right in.

Mengden pitched six scoreless innings and Beau Taylor and Matt Chapman homered to lead the Athletics to a 2-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night.

''The timing of it was great, especially after a short start yesterday,'' Athletics manager Bob Melvin said. ''Guys know that they're going to have to pickup where Frankie left off. We had so many injuries last year in the rotation. Guys look forward to the opportunity, and it was Daniel's opportunity today.''

Montas, 9-2 with a 2.70 ERA in 15 starts, was suspended 80 games last Friday for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

Mengden (2-1) gave up four hits and struck out five for his first win since May 18 at Detroit.

''I know I belong here and I can pitch here so it's really tough to hear what happened to Frankie,'' Mengden said. ''I've been called up and called down so many times, so I knew the time was going to come eventually to come back. I was always ready and hungry for the opportunity, got the opportunity, and tried to the best I could to keep the guys in it.''

Yusmeiro Petit pitched the seventh, Joakim Soria the eighth and Liam Hendriks got the last three outs for his second save in four chances. Hendriks has not allowed a run in 23 of his last 25 appearances.

Oakland got its fifth shutout of the season - first on the road - and first since May 7 against Cincinnati.

Adam Wainwright (5-7) allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings with nine strikeouts.

''I had very good stuff today,'' Wainwright said. ''Located the ball for the most part and stayed in good counts but they had a couple good swings on me 0-2.''

St. Louis was shutout for the sixth time this season, and the third time in its last 14 games.

''We weren't able to put any consistent at bats together,'' Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said. ''We're good and most offenses are good when you put together a lot of quality at bats and you string them together. We've had a stretch of that where we didn't get rewarded. Right now we've got to get back to just doing that, the quality at bats.''

Taylor homered into the Cardinals' bullpen in right-center field in the fourth inning. It was his second home run in seven starts.

''I don't want to get up there and they just see the guy who gets called up and is going to be an easy out,'' Taylor said. ''I don't want to be that at all. I kind of want people to try and remember me.''

Chapman chased Wainwright from the game when he got his team-leading 19th homer into the Athletics' bullpen in left-center.

The start of the game was delayed 26 minutes due to rain.

NUMERO UNO

Soria extended his record for most games by a Mexican-born pitcher to 675 a night after he passed Dennys Reyes to move into sole possession of the top spot. The team celebrated his accomplishment pregame.

STANLEY CUP IN THE HOUSE

The Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues were honored in a pregame ceremony. Head coach Craig Berube and assistants Sean Ferrell, Mike Van Ryn and Steve Ott were on hand. Alex Pietrangelo, Pat Maroon, and Ryan O'Reilly paraded around the field with the Stanley Cup and visited with the Cardinals before the game.

BUSCH STADIUM ICON

Wainwright's start was the 300th of his career and his 184th game at the current Busch Stadium to tie Trevor Rosenthal for the stadium appearance record.

HICKS ON THE MEND

Cardinals RHP Jordan Hicks underwent successful Tommy John surgery to repair his torn ulnar collateral ligament. Cardinals general manager Michael Girsch said it is too early to put a specific timetable on Hicks' return. Hicks was 2-2 with a 3.14 ERA and a team-leading 14 saves in 29 appearances this season.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Athletics: RHP J.B. Wendelken was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas after earning his first career win Tuesday night to make room for Mengden.

Cardinals: RHP Mike Mayers (right lat strain) and Ryan Helsley (right shoulder impingement) each made rehabilitation appearances for Triple-A Memphis. Mayers tossed a scoreless inning, and Helsley did not record an out allowing three walks and one hit against Nashville.

UP NEXT

Athletics: RHP Tanner Anderson (0-2, 4.30) will make his fourth career start as he opposes RHP Griffin Canning when Oakland opens a four-game series at the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.

Cardinals: Have not announced a starting pitcher as they face the San Diego Padres and LHP Eric Lauer (5-7, 4.32) Friday night to open a nine-game road trip.

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  • HR: OAK - B. Taylor (2), M. Chapman (19)
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J. Profar 2B30000013.219.281.383.6640.5
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  • a-struck out for Mengden in the 7th
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D. Fowler CF30100010.243.348.397.7450.5
K. Wong 2B30000001.239.325.373.6980.0
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  • a-grounded out for Gallegos in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Canha (7)
  • HR - M. Chapman (19), B. Taylor (2)
  • RBI - M. Chapman (44), B. Taylor (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Chapman (17), B. Taylor
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Canha 2 (2), J. Profar, B. Taylor 2 (2), D. Mengden 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Ozuna (15)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. Goldschmidt, M. Ozuna, J. Martinez 2 (2), Y. Molina, A. Wainwright
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Mengden (W, 2-1)6.04001504.031.4825.5
Y. Petit (H, 10)1.00000102.600.873.5
J. Soria (H, 7)1.00000104.781.093.5
L. Hendriks (S, 2)1.01000101.421.089.5
PITCHERSIP
D. Mengden (W, 2-1)6.0
Y. Petit (H, 10)1.0
J. Soria (H, 7)1.0
L. Hendriks (S, 2)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Wainwright (L, 5-7)6.27221924.351.3810.5
G. Gallegos1.11000202.500.813.0
J. Gant1.00000002.340.853.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Wainwright (L, 5-7)6.2
G. Gallegos1.1
J. Gant1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Mengden 93-64, Y. Petit 10-6, J. Soria 18-11, L. Hendriks 20-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Mengden 7-6, Y. Petit 1-1, J. Soria 2-0, L. Hendriks 1-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Mengden 23, Y. Petit 3, J. Soria 3, L. Hendriks 4
PITCHING
  • HBP - A. Wainwright (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wainwright 105-68, G. Gallegos 21-14, J. Gant 16-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wainwright 9-2, J. Gant 2-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Wainwright 29, G. Gallegos 5, J. Gant 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Semien SS50000010.271.352.437.789-0.5
M. Chapman 3B41211010.269.353.534.8886.5
M. Olson 1B40100010.241.333.523.8560.5
K. Davis LF40100022.251.311.466.7770.0
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S. Piscotty RF40100003.244.306.395.7011.0
J. Profar 2B30000013.219.281.383.6640.5
B. Taylor C31111112.250.429.6251.0546.5
D. Mengden P20000023.000.000.000.000-1.0
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  • a-struck out for Mengden in the 7th
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T. Edman 3B40200000.421.450.7371.1872.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B40100032.253.341.418.759-0.5
P. DeJong SS40000022.263.350.468.818-1.0
M. Ozuna LF30100101.261.333.519.8523.0
J. Martinez RF40000013.283.348.395.743-0.5
Y. Molina C40000011.260.288.374.662-0.5
D. Fowler CF30100010.243.348.397.7450.5
K. Wong 2B30000001.239.325.373.6980.0
A. Wainwright P20000001.154.185.192.3770.0
G. Gallegos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Carpenter PH10000000.217.326.383.7090.0
J. Gant P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-grounded out for Gallegos in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Canha (7)
  • HR - M. Chapman (19), B. Taylor (2)
  • RBI - M. Chapman (44), B. Taylor (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Chapman (17), B. Taylor
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Canha 2 (2), J. Profar, B. Taylor 2 (2), D. Mengden 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Ozuna (15)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. Goldschmidt, M. Ozuna, J. Martinez 2 (2), Y. Molina, A. Wainwright
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Mengden (W, 2-1)6.04001504.031.4825.5
Y. Petit (H, 10)1.00000102.600.873.5
J. Soria (H, 7)1.00000104.781.093.5
L. Hendriks (S, 2)1.01000101.421.089.5
Total9.0500180---
PITCHERSIP
D. Mengden (W, 2-1)6.0
Y. Petit (H, 10)1.0
J. Soria (H, 7)1.0
L. Hendriks (S, 2)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Wainwright (L, 5-7)6.27221924.351.3810.5
G. Gallegos1.11000202.500.813.0
J. Gant1.00000002.340.853.0
Total9.08221112---
PITCHERSIP
A. Wainwright (L, 5-7)6.2
G. Gallegos1.1
J. Gant1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Mengden 93-64, Y. Petit 10-6, J. Soria 18-11, L. Hendriks 20-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Mengden 7-6, Y. Petit 1-1, J. Soria 2-0, L. Hendriks 1-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Mengden 23, Y. Petit 3, J. Soria 3, L. Hendriks 4
PITCHING
  • HBP - A. Wainwright (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wainwright 105-68, G. Gallegos 21-14, J. Gant 16-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wainwright 9-2, J. Gant 2-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Wainwright 29, G. Gallegos 5, J. Gant 3
  • 7TH INNING
    Chapman homered to left center20
  • 4TH INNING
    Taylor homered to right center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • John Gant pitching
    • B. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Taylor grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Laureano: Ball, Strike swinging, Laureano grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Semien: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Semien flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Liam Hendriks relieved Joakim Soria
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
    • M. Ozuna: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ozuna doubled to deep left
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Martinez grounded out to first, Ozuna to third
    • Y. Molina: Molina popped out to second
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • G. Gallegos Pitching:
    • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
    • M. Canha: Strike looking, Canha flied out to deep right
    • S. Piscotty: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Piscotty singled to center
    • J. Profar: Profar flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Ramon Laureano in center field
    • Matt Carpenter hit for Giovanny Gallegos
    • Joakim Soria pitching
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Carpenter grounded out to first
    • T. Edman: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Edman grounded out to second
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Robbie Grossman hit for Daniel Mengden
    • R. Grossman: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Grossman struck out swinging
    • M. Semien: Semien grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Chapman homered to left center
    • Giovanny Gallegos relieved Adam Wainwright
    • M. Olson: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Yusmeiro Petit pitching
    • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Molina struck out on foul tip
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Fowler grounded out to second
    • K. Wong: Ball, Wong flied out to deep center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • K. Davis: Ball, Davis singled to right
    • M. Canha: Canha singled to left, Davis to second
    • S. Piscotty: Piscotty flied out to right
    • J. Profar: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Profar struck out swinging
    • B. Taylor: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Taylor struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Mengden Pitching:
    • T. Edman: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Edman grounded out to second
    • P. Goldschmidt: Foul, Ball, Foul, Goldschmidt singled to center
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Ball, DeJong lined out to third
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ozuna walked, Goldschmidt to second
    • J. Martinez: Martinez grounded out to third
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • M. Semien: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Semien grounded out to third
    • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Chapman grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Olson: Olson grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Mengden Pitching:
    • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Molina popped out to second
    • D. Fowler: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Fowler singled to shallow center
    • K. Wong: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Wong fouled out to first
    • A. Wainwright: Wainwright flied out to center
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Piscotty flied out to deep right
    • J. Profar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Profar grounded out to second
    • B. Taylor: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Taylor homered to right center
    • D. Mengden: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mengden struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Mengden Pitching:
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Ball, DeJong grounded out to third
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Foul, Ozuna flied out to deep center
    • J. Martinez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Martinez struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • M. Semien: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Semien struck out looking
    • M. Chapman: Chapman singled to center
    • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Olson singled to right, Chapman to third
    • K. Davis: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
    • M. Canha: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Canha struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Mengden Pitching:
    • K. Wong: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Wong grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Wainwright: Foul, Strike swinging, Wainwright popped out to second
    • T. Edman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Edman singled to shallow left center
    • P. Goldschmidt: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • K. Davis: Ball, Davis grounded out to third
    • M. Canha: Canha doubled to deep left
    • S. Piscotty: Foul, Piscotty grounded out to third
    • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Profar hit by pitch
    • B. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Taylor walked, Canha to third, Profar to second
    • D. Mengden: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mengden struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Mengden Pitching:
    • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Martinez grounded out to shortstop
    • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Molina grounded out to third
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Fowler struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • M. Semien: Strike looking, Semien grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Chapman struck out on foul tip
    • M. Olson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Olson grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Mengden Pitching:
    • T. Edman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Edman singled to right
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Goldschmidt struck out looking
    • P. DeJong: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ozuna grounded out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)