Hudson pitches 6 scoreless, Cardinals beat Rockies 6-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) Dakota Hudson wasn't going to let another quality start slip away.

Hudson allowed just two hits over six innings, Harrison Bader and Paul Goldschmidt homered, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 6-0 on Saturday night.

Hudson (13-6) extended his scoreless streak to a career-high 18 2/3 innings as the Cardinals won their third straight and sixth in their last seven games. Daniel Murphy's leadoff double in the second snapped Hudson's streak of 8 2/3 innings not allowing a hit.

''I actually felt like I was kind of loosening up as the game went and starting to get in a little bit of a groove,'' Hudson said.

The key to Hudson's performance was a visit by pitching coach Mike Maddux to the mound after the 24-year-old walked two straight batters in the fourth. Hudson responded by getting Ian Desmond to hit into a 1-4-3 double play to snuff out the rally.

''Just reset and start attacking again,'' Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said. ''When Dak's doing that, getting ahead and controlling counts, he's in a great spot.''

The Cardinals moved 1 1/2 games ahead of the Chicago Cubs, who lost earlier to Washington, for first place in the National League Central. St. Louis improved to a season-high 12 games over .500.

Hudson struck out two and walked three before being lifted for a pinch hitter after throwing 95 pitches. His 13 wins are the most among all rookies and Hudson is the first rookie to lead St. Louis in wins since Matt Morris in 1997.

''A lot of it is making the hitter adjust to you a little bit,'' Hudson said. ''You obviously see things as the game goes on, which I'm very fortunate to have (Yadier Molina) to make those adjustments with me. You've kind of got to just be aggressive with what you do and just try to work through as quick of innings as you can.''

Tyler Webb, Giovanny Gallegos and Dominic Leone completed the four-hit shutout.

Marcell Ozuna's two-run single gave the Cardinals a 2-0 lead in the first. Ozuna, who reached three times, has seven RBIs in his last three games and is hitting .455 (5 for 11) during that span.

''Ozuna is hitting missiles everywhere, all over the ballpark,'' Shildt said.

Bader doubled the Cardinals' lead with a two-run homer in the second. It was Bader's first home run in 45 games going back to June 8.

Goldschmidt's 29th home run of the season capped the scoring in the seventh.

Rockies starter Chi Chi Gonzalez walked the lead-off man in the first, second and fifth innings and each one turned into a run for the Cardinals. Gonzalez (0-5) walked six and allowed five runs over 4 1/3 innings as the Rockies lost their third straight and their fifth in the last six.

''Just couldn't get the ball in the strike zone,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said. ''He was around the zone, they weren't big misses it looked like from our vantage point. It looked as though he just couldn't get the ball on the corner inside the strike zone.''

Colorado center fielder Yonathan Daza was ejected by home plate umpire Paul Emmel after slamming down his bat after a called third strike to end the seventh inning.

''Here's a young guy trying to get a big hit for us and the call didn't go his way and he reacted,'' Black said.

MOLINA MILESTONE

It was the 150th time Molina caught a shutout, which is the fourth-most among catchers since 1900.

''He's a good shepherd at getting guys through it man,'' Shildt said. ''He's the smartest guy I've seen on a baseball field.''

REDBIRDS ROYALTY

The Cardinals inducted third baseman Scott Rolen (who played in St. Louis from 2002-07), right-hander Jason Isringhausen (2002-08) and right-hander Mort Cooper (1938-45) into the team's Hall of Fame before the game. Each year, fans vote for two modern-era players and a panel selects a veteran player.

TRAINING ROOM

Rockies: OF David Dahl (right high ankle sprain) is at least a week to 10 days away from resuming baseball activities.

Cardinals: OF Jose Martinez (right A/C joint sprain) will leave tomorrow to begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Springfield. 2B Kolten Wong left the game in the seventh after fouling a ball off of his right foot. X-rays were negative and Wong is considered day-to-day.

''I've fouled ball off my toes hundreds of times, but God this one takes the cake man,'' Wong said. ''That was a lot of pain. I'm glad no fracture. I'll be back in a couple of days.''

UP NEXT

The Rockies are expected to recall RHP Antonio Senzatela (8-7, 6.29 ERA) from Triple-A Albuquerque to start the finale of the four-game series against Cardinals RHP Michael Wacha (6-6, 5.22 ERA). Wacha pitched four scoreless innings in his last start, a 9-4 win over the Brewers on Tuesday night.

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  • W: D. Hudson (13-6)L: C. Gonzalez (0-5)
  • HR: STL - P. Goldschmidt (29), H. Bader (7)
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T. Wolters C30100011.279.343.354.6970.5
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Fowler RF22000211.247.348.425.7743.5
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    b- M. Carpenter PH-3B10000000.212.322.362.6830.0
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    P. DeJong SS20010112.246.326.456.7821.5
    Y. Molina C30100102.259.293.355.6482.0
    T. Edman 3B-2B31000105.269.304.421.7262.0
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    c- L. Thomas PH-RF20000001.306.375.611.9860.0
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    • a-struck out for Gallegos in the 8th
    • b-grounded out for Wong in the 7th
    • c-flied out for Hudson in the 6th
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. Murphy (29), I. Desmond (28)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Story, T. Wolters, Y. Daza 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • HR - P. Goldschmidt (29), H. Bader (7)
    • SF - P. DeJong (4)
    • RBI - P. Goldschmidt (69), M. Ozuna 2 (74), P. DeJong (61), H. Bader 2 (22)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Molina 2 (2), T. Edman 5 (5)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - C. Blackmon 2 (4)
    • DP - (Blackmon-Murphy)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Hudson-Wong-Goldschmidt; Edman-Wong-Goldschmidt)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Gonzalez (L, 0-5)4.13556216.431.63-6.0
    D. Johnson0.20001007.532.16-1.0
    B. Shaw1.00001005.581.402.0
    Y. Almonte2.03110214.711.383.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Gonzalez (L, 0-5)4.1
    D. Johnson0.2
    B. Shaw1.0
    Y. Almonte2.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Hudson (W, 13-6)6.02003203.471.4824.0
    T. Webb0.22000203.221.03-1.0
    G. Gallegos1.10000101.950.733.5
    D. Leone1.00000306.681.424.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Hudson (W, 13-6)6.0
    T. Webb0.2
    G. Gallegos1.1
    D. Leone1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - C. Gonzalez
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Gonzalez 86-44, D. Johnson 13-5, B. Shaw 13-6, Y. Almonte 34-24
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Gonzalez 4-7, Y. Almonte 1-3
    • Batters Faced - C. Gonzalez 22, D. Johnson 3, B. Shaw 3, Y. Almonte 9
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hudson 95-58, T. Webb 21-15, G. Gallegos 14-10, D. Leone 14-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hudson 11-3, G. Gallegos 1-2
    • Batters Faced - D. Hudson 21, T. Webb 4, G. Gallegos 4, D. Leone 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    C. Blackmon RF30000100.321.367.594.9611.0
    T. Story SS40100011.293.359.563.9210.5
    N. Arenado 3B40000011.302.362.558.920-0.5
    D. Murphy 1B30100120.287.337.466.8032.0
    R. McMahon 2B30000121.267.346.459.8050.0
    I. Desmond LF30100003.257.315.464.7792.0
    T. Wolters C30100011.279.343.354.6970.5
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    Y. Almonte P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    C. Gonzalez P20000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    D. Johnson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    G. Hampson CF10000000.210.265.308.5730.0
    Total290400389-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      D. Fowler RF22000211.247.348.425.7743.5
      T. Webb P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      G. Gallegos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      K. Wong 2B31100001.272.356.395.7522.0
      b- M. Carpenter PH-3B10000000.212.322.362.6830.0
      P. Goldschmidt 1B31111102.260.335.472.8077.0
      M. Ozuna LF30220110.269.347.521.8684.5
      P. DeJong SS20010112.246.326.456.7821.5
      Y. Molina C30100102.259.293.355.6482.0
      T. Edman 3B-2B31000105.269.304.421.7262.0
      H. Bader CF31121100.197.324.356.6808.0
      D. Hudson P20000000.051.075.051.1260.0
      c- L. Thomas PH-RF20000001.306.375.611.9860.0
      D. Leone P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
      Total2866628414-----
      HITTERSAB
      D. Fowler RF2
      T. Webb P0
      G. Gallegos P0
      a- Y. Munoz PH-RF1
      K. Wong 2B3
      b- M. Carpenter PH-3B1
      P. Goldschmidt 1B3
      M. Ozuna LF3
      P. DeJong SS2
      Y. Molina C3
      T. Edman 3B-2B3
      H. Bader CF3
      D. Hudson P2
      c- L. Thomas PH-RF2
      D. Leone P0
      Total28
      • a-struck out for Gallegos in the 8th
      • b-grounded out for Wong in the 7th
      • c-flied out for Hudson in the 6th
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Murphy (29), I. Desmond (28)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Story, T. Wolters, Y. Daza 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • HR - P. Goldschmidt (29), H. Bader (7)
      • SF - P. DeJong (4)
      • RBI - P. Goldschmidt (69), M. Ozuna 2 (74), P. DeJong (61), H. Bader 2 (22)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Molina 2 (2), T. Edman 5 (5)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - C. Blackmon 2 (4)
      • DP - (Blackmon-Murphy)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Hudson-Wong-Goldschmidt; Edman-Wong-Goldschmidt)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Gonzalez (L, 0-5)4.13556216.431.63-6.0
      D. Johnson0.20001007.532.16-1.0
      B. Shaw1.00001005.581.402.0
      Y. Almonte2.03110214.711.383.0
      Total8.0666842---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Gonzalez (L, 0-5)4.1
      D. Johnson0.2
      B. Shaw1.0
      Y. Almonte2.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Hudson (W, 13-6)6.02003203.471.4824.0
      T. Webb0.22000203.221.03-1.0
      G. Gallegos1.10000101.950.733.5
      D. Leone1.00000306.681.424.5
      Total9.0400380---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Hudson (W, 13-6)6.0
      T. Webb0.2
      G. Gallegos1.1
      D. Leone1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Gonzalez
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Gonzalez 86-44, D. Johnson 13-5, B. Shaw 13-6, Y. Almonte 34-24
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Gonzalez 4-7, Y. Almonte 1-3
      • Batters Faced - C. Gonzalez 22, D. Johnson 3, B. Shaw 3, Y. Almonte 9
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hudson 95-58, T. Webb 21-15, G. Gallegos 14-10, D. Leone 14-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hudson 11-3, G. Gallegos 1-2
      • Batters Faced - D. Hudson 21, T. Webb 4, G. Gallegos 4, D. Leone 3
      • 7TH INNING
        Goldschmidt homered to left center06
      • 5TH INNING
        DeJong hit sacrifice fly to center, Fowler scored, Goldschmidt to third, Ozuna out at second05
      • 2ND INNING
        Bader homered to left, Edman scored04
      • 1ST INNING
        Ozuna singled to left, Fowler and Wong scored02
      • 9TH INNING
        • Dominic Leone pitching
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Arenado struck out looking
        • D. Murphy: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
        • R. McMahon: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • G. Gallegos Pitching:
        • G. Hampson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Hampson flied out to deep center
        • C. Blackmon: Blackmon flied out to left
        • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Story grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Almonte Pitching:
        • H. Bader: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Bader lined out to center
        • L. Thomas: Foul, Strike looking, Thomas lined out to shortstop
        • Yairo Munoz hit for Giovanny Gallegos
        • Y. Munoz: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Munoz struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Tyler Webb pitching
        • D. Murphy: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Murphy struck out looking
        • R. McMahon: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
        • I. Desmond: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Desmond doubled to deep right
        • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Wolters singled to right, Desmond to third
        • Giovanny Gallegos relieved Tyler Webb
        • Y. Daza: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Daza struck out looking
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Garrett Hampson in center field
        • Yency Almonte pitching
        • K. Wong: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul
        • Carpenter grounded out to first
        • P. Goldschmidt: Goldschmidt homered to left center
        • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ozuna singled to left
        • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
        • Y. Molina: Ball, Foul, Ball, Molina singled to right, Ozuna to third
        • T. Edman: Foul, Edman popped out to third
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • D. Hudson Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Blackmon flied out to right
        • T. Story: Story singled to right center
        • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arenado grounded into double play third to second to first, Story out at second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Bryan Shaw relieved D.J. Johnson
        • H. Bader: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bader walked
        • Lane Thomas hit for Dakota Hudson
        • L. Thomas: Strike looking, Ball, Thomas flied out to right
        • D. Fowler: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Fowler lined into double play right to first, Bader out at first
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Hudson Pitching:
        • T. Wolters: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Wolters struck out swinging
        • Y. Daza: Strike looking, Ball, Daza grounded out to third
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Gonzalez Pitching:
        • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Fowler walked
        • K. Wong: Strike looking, Foul, Wong popped out to second
        • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Fowler to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt walked
        • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ozuna walked, Fowler to third, Goldschmidt to second
        • D.J. Johnson relieved Chi Chi Gonzalez
        • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, DeJong hit sacrifice fly to center, Fowler scored, Goldschmidt to third, Ozuna out at second
        • Y. Molina: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Molina walked, DeJong to second
        • T. Edman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Edman fouled out to third
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Hudson Pitching:
        • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Arenado grounded out to shortstop
        • D. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Murphy walked
        • R. McMahon: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, McMahon walked, Murphy to second
        • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Foul, Desmond grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, McMahon out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Gonzalez Pitching:
        • T. Edman: Ball, Edman lined out to shortstop
        • H. Bader: Ball, Bader grounded out to pitcher
        • D. Hudson: Ball, Strike looking, Hudson flied out to right
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Hudson Pitching:
        • Y. Daza: Ball, Daza grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Blackmon walked
        • T. Story: Story grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Gonzalez Pitching:
        • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike looking, Goldschmidt grounded out to third
        • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ozuna struck out swinging
        • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, DeJong walked
        • Y. Molina: Ball, Strike looking, Molina flied out to center
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Hudson Pitching:
        • D. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Murphy doubled to deep right
        • R. McMahon: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, McMahon lined out to shortstop
        • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Desmond grounded out to second, Murphy to third
        • T. Wolters: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Wolters grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Gonzalez Pitching:
        • T. Edman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Edman walked
        • H. Bader: Strike looking, Ball, Bader homered to left, Edman scored
        • D. Hudson: Hudson lined out to right
        • D. Fowler: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Fowler struck out swinging
        • K. Wong: Strike looking, Wong flied out to deep right
        • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Hudson Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Blackmon grounded out to second
        • T. Story: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
        • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arenado lined out to center
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Gonzalez Pitching:
        • D. Fowler: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Fowler walked
        • K. Wong: Foul, Wong singled to right, Fowler to second
        • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt flied out to deep center, Fowler to third, Wong to second
        • M. Ozuna: Ozuna singled to left, Fowler and Wong scored
        • P. DeJong: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, DeJong reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Ozuna out at second
        • Y. Molina: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Molina grounded out to first
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)