Martinez, Cards beat Cubs; Maddon grumbles over slide rule

ST. LOUIS (AP) Starter Carlos Martinez has been filling a variety of roles for the St. Louis Cardinals.

For Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs, the focus Saturday was more on the rules.

Martinez had his second straight two-hit game and started a disputed double play to help the Cardinals beat the Cubs 5-3.

In the fifth inning, Chicago's Ian Happ was charged with interference on a hard slide into second base. On a grounder by Anthony Rizzo, Happ slid past the bag while shortstop Aledmys Diaz fielded a flip from Martinez, and Rizzo was ruled out when umpires made the interference call. Kyle Schwarber had scored from third base, but that run was nullified by the double play, keeping the Cardinals ahead 3-1.

''I have no idea why these rules are a part of our game. Outs are rewarded based on a fabricated rule,'' Maddon said. ''I'm not blaming the umpire. Umpires do what they have to do. I think we have a tendency to micromanage stuff that we have no business to do. Don't give me all protectionism stuff because I'm not buying into it. It's wrong.''

Cubs starter Jon Lester is not a fan of the slide rule either.

''We're out there playing with a bunch of pansies right now,'' Lester said. ''I'm over this damn slide rule. We're all grown men out there. I told Happ in the dugout to do the exact same thing the next time. It's baseball man.''

In a rematch of the season opener, Martinez (3-3) again topped Lester (1-2). Martinez allowed three runs, five hits and four walks over 6 2/3 innings, striking out seven.

Martinez also scored Tommy Pham on a squeeze bunt in the third inning. Lester tried to field the ball and flip it home, but the attempt came up short while Martinez took second with nobody covering.

''I got the green light from (manager Mike) Matheny to execute the bunt and everything turned out good,'' Martinez said.

Martinez doubled leading off the fifth inning. In his previous start May 8, he doubled and drove in four runs.

''Just an overall great day for Carlos,'' Matheny said.

Happ, a top Cubs prospect, homered off Martinez in the seventh for his first hit in his major league debut.

''He's very calm and a confident young man,'' Maddon said. ''What you saw today was not a surprise to any of us. He's obviously an interesting young player.

''He was never overwhelmed by being here today. He put the uniform on and went out there and hit a homer.''

Pham had two hits, two RBIs, a walk and a stolen base. The outfielder is batting .387 with seven extra-base hits in eight games since being recalled from Triple-A this month.

Seung Hwan Oh pitched the ninth, giving up a two-out single before picking up his 10th save in 11 opportunities.

Lester labored, throwing 112 pitches in 5 2/3 innings. He allowed six hits and four runs, three earned, walked four and struck out nine.

St. Louis went ahead 3-1 in a two-run fourth inning. Jedd Gyorko led off with a home run, and Yadier Molina followed with a single and then stole his 50th career base. Pham singled Molina home after Greg Garcia's sacrifice bunt.

ROUND FIGURE

Maddon is 999-869 as a manager while guiding the Angels (twice in an interim role), Tampa Bay and the Cubs. With his next win, he will be the eighth active manager to reach 1,000 wins, joining Bruce Bochy, Dusty Baker, Mike Scioscia, Buck Showalter, Terry Francona, Clint Hurdle and Net Yost.

RECORD CROWD

The Cardinals and Cubs drew 47,882 fans. It is the largest ever baseball crowd at Busch Stadium III.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cubs: Reigning NL MVP Kris Bryant missed his second game with a stomach flu. ... SS Addison Russell (right shoulder) was out of the starting lineup for a third consecutive game. Russell pinch hit in the seventh and grounded out.

Cardinals: Michael Wacha was supposed to start but was pushed back until next week. That will give him extra rest in his first full season back from arm surgery.

UP NEXT

Cubs: RHP Jake Arrieta (4-2, 5.35) will make his eighth start. He has a 7.65 ERA in his last four starts. In his last outing at Colorado, he allowed nine runs (five earned) in 3 2/3 innings. He is 8-2 in 14 career starts against the Cardinals.

Cardinals: RHP Adam Wainwright (2-3, 6.37) will reach 328 career games and pass Ken Dayley for 12th on the Cardinals career list, one behind Al Hrabosky. He has 13 wins against the Cubs, second most among active pitchers behind Cincinnati's Bronson Arroyo.

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  • W: C. Martinez (3-3)L: J. Lester (1-2)S: S. Oh (10)
  • HR: CHC - I. Happ (1), STL - J. Gyorko (7)
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c- B. Zobrist PH10100000.223.331.366.6971.0
  • a-grounded out for Strop in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Montgomery in the 9th
  • c-singled for Almora in the 9th
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D. Fowler CF10000311.229.331.422.7532.5
A. Diaz SS40000035.255.274.404.678-1.5
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J. Gyorko 3B41111011.337.395.6351.0295.5
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    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Lester, A. Almora (5)
    • HR - I. Happ
    • RBI - I. Happ 2 (2), J. Lester (2)
    • 2-Out RBI - I. Happ 2 (2), J. Lester
    BATTING
    • 2B - T. Pham (4), C. Martinez (2)
    • HR - J. Gyorko (7)
    • SH - G. Garcia (2)
    • RBI - J. Gyorko (18), T. Pham 2 (8), M. Sierra, C. Martinez (5)
    • 2-Out RBI - T. Pham (3), M. Sierra
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - Y. Molina (3), T. Pham (2)
    • CS - T. Pham, M. Sierra (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - A. Rizzo, J. Candelario, T. La Stella
    • E - W. Contreras (7), K. Schwarber
    FIELDING
    • DP - A. Diaz, C. Martinez, M. Carpenter
    • E - M. Carpenter (5)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Lester (L, 1-2)5.26434913.451.761.5
    P. Strop0.12110004.506.00-3.0
    M. Montgomery2.00001301.080.506.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Lester (L, 1-2)5.2
    P. Strop0.1
    M. Montgomery2.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Martinez (W, 3-3)6.25334713.881.3519.5
    M. Bowman (H, 9)0.10000003.240.000.0
    T. Rosenthal (H, 5)1.00000202.030.004.0
    S. Oh (S, 10)1.01000002.891.009.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Martinez (W, 3-3)6.2
    M. Bowman (H, 9)0.1
    T. Rosenthal (H, 5)1.0
    S. Oh (S, 10)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lester 112-71, P. Strop 12-8, M. Montgomery 27-16
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lester 3-2, P. Strop 1-0, M. Montgomery 2-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Lester 24, P. Strop 3, M. Montgomery 7
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Martinez 99-62, M. Bowman 4-2, T. Rosenthal 11-8, S. Oh 13-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Martinez 9-4, M. Bowman 1-0, S. Oh 1-2
    • Batters Faced - C. Martinez 29, M. Bowman, T. Rosenthal 3, S. Oh 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    K. Schwarber LF40000102.183.314.351.6651.0
    I. Happ RF31121111.333.5001.3331.8337.5
    A. Rizzo 1B20000202.216.347.388.7362.0
    J. Candelario 3B40000023.063.118.063.180-1.0
    T. La Stella 2B40100022.278.409.556.9650.0
    W. Contreras C40100021.229.296.400.6960.0
    J. Baez SS41000012.243.281.458.7390.5
    J. Lester P20110000.125.176.188.3643.0
    P. Strop P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    a- A. Russell PH10000000.225.296.357.6520.0
    M. Montgomery P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    b- M. Montero PH10000000.347.365.551.9160.0
    A. Almora CF31100011.272.330.407.7372.5
    c- B. Zobrist PH10100000.223.331.366.6971.0
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    • a-grounded out for Strop in the 7th
    • b-grounded out for Montgomery in the 9th
    • c-singled for Almora in the 9th
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    D. Fowler CF10000311.229.331.422.7532.5
    A. Diaz SS40000035.255.274.404.678-1.5
    M. Carpenter 1B40000034.250.407.500.907-1.5
    J. Gyorko 3B41111011.337.395.6351.0295.5
    Y. Molina C41100010.261.317.342.6603.5
    G. Garcia 2B21000110.260.373.320.6931.5
    T. Pham LF32220110.387.486.8061.2938.5
    M. Sierra RF30210011.400.455.400.8551.5
    C. Martinez P30210001.235.235.353.5884.0
    M. Bowman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    S. Oh P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Lester, A. Almora (5)
      • HR - I. Happ
      • RBI - I. Happ 2 (2), J. Lester (2)
      • 2-Out RBI - I. Happ 2 (2), J. Lester
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Pham (4), C. Martinez (2)
      • HR - J. Gyorko (7)
      • SH - G. Garcia (2)
      • RBI - J. Gyorko (18), T. Pham 2 (8), M. Sierra, C. Martinez (5)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Pham (3), M. Sierra
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - Y. Molina (3), T. Pham (2)
      • CS - T. Pham, M. Sierra (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - A. Rizzo, J. Candelario, T. La Stella
      • E - W. Contreras (7), K. Schwarber
      FIELDING
      • DP - A. Diaz, C. Martinez, M. Carpenter
      • E - M. Carpenter (5)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Lester (L, 1-2)5.26434913.451.761.5
      P. Strop0.12110004.506.00-3.0
      M. Montgomery2.00001301.080.506.5
      Total8.08545121---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Lester (L, 1-2)5.2
      P. Strop0.1
      M. Montgomery2.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Martinez (W, 3-3)6.25334713.881.3519.5
      M. Bowman (H, 9)0.10000003.240.000.0
      T. Rosenthal (H, 5)1.00000202.030.004.0
      S. Oh (S, 10)1.01000002.891.009.0
      Total9.0633491---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Martinez (W, 3-3)6.2
      M. Bowman (H, 9)0.1
      T. Rosenthal (H, 5)1.0
      S. Oh (S, 10)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lester 112-71, P. Strop 12-8, M. Montgomery 27-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lester 3-2, P. Strop 1-0, M. Montgomery 2-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Lester 24, P. Strop 3, M. Montgomery 7
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Martinez 99-62, M. Bowman 4-2, T. Rosenthal 11-8, S. Oh 13-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Martinez 9-4, M. Bowman 1-0, S. Oh 1-2
      • Batters Faced - C. Martinez 29, M. Bowman, T. Rosenthal 3, S. Oh 4
      • 7TH INNING
        Happ homered to right center, Almora scored35
      • 6TH INNING
        Sierra singled to right center, Pham scored15
        Pham doubled to deep center, Garcia scored14
      • 4TH INNING
        Pham singled to center, Molina scored13
        Gyorko homered to left center12
      • 3RD INNING
        Martinez reached on an infield single to pitcher, Pham scored, Martinez to second11
      • 2ND INNING
        Lester doubled to deep center, Baez scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • S. Oh Pitching:
        • J. Baez: Baez popped out to second
        • M. Montero: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Montero grounded out to pitcher
        • B. Zobrist: Foul, Foul, Ball, Zobrist singled to right
        • K. Schwarber: Ball, Foul, Schwarber flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • T. Rosenthal Pitching:
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
        • T. La Stella: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, La Stella struck out swinging
        • W. Contreras: Ball, Ball, Contreras lined out to first
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Montgomery Pitching:
        • Y. Molina: Molina grounded out to second
        • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • T. Pham: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pham struck out looking
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • C. Martinez Pitching:
        • A. Russell: Ball, Strike looking, Russell grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Almora: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Almora doubled to deep right
        • K. Schwarber: Schwarber grounded out to second, Almora to third
        • I. Happ: Happ homered to right center, Almora scored
        • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Rizzo grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Montgomery Pitching:
        • D. Fowler: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Fowler walked
        • A. Diaz: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Diaz struck out looking
        • M. Carpenter: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Carpenter grounded out to second, Fowler to second
        • J. Gyorko: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gyorko lined out to third
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • C. Martinez Pitching:
        • J. Candelario: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
        • T. La Stella: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, La Stella struck out swinging
        • W. Contreras: Contreras reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • J. Baez: Ball, Baez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Contreras out at second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lester Pitching:
        • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gyorko struck out swinging
        • Y. Molina: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Molina struck out looking
        • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Garcia walked
        • T. Pham: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pham doubled to deep center, Garcia scored
        • M. Sierra: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Sierra singled to right center, Pham scored
        • C. Martinez: Pickoff attempt, Martinez grounded out to third
        • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • C. Martinez Pitching:
        • A. Almora: Ball, Almora grounded out to shortstop
        • K. Schwarber: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Schwarber walked
        • I. Happ: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Happ safe at first on 1st baseman Carpenter fielding error, Schwarber to third
        • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Rizzo grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Happ out at second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • J. Lester Pitching:
        • C. Martinez: Martinez doubled to deep left
        • D. Fowler: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Fowler struck out swinging
        • A. Diaz: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Diaz struck out looking
        • M. Carpenter: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Carpenter struck out looking
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • C. Martinez Pitching:
        • W. Contreras: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Contreras struck out swinging
        • J. Baez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
        • J. Lester: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Lester grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lester Pitching:
        • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Gyorko homered to left center
        • Y. Molina: Foul, Foul, Molina singled to right
        • G. Garcia: Strike swinging, Ball, Molina stole second, Garcia hit sacrifice bunt to third, Molina to third
        • T. Pham: Ball, Ball, Ball, Pham singled to center, Molina scored
        • M. Sierra: Ball, Ball, Pham caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Sierra singled to right center
        • C. Martinez: Sierra caught stealing, pitcher to shortstop to first
        • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • C. Martinez Pitching:
        • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Schwarber lined out to center
        • I. Happ: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Happ walked
        • A. Rizzo: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rizzo walked, Happ to second
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Candelario flied out to right
        • T. La Stella: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, La Stella grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lester Pitching:
        • T. Pham: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pham walked
        • M. Sierra: Ball, Pham stole second, Pham to third on catcher Contreras fielding error, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Sierra struck out swinging
        • C. Martinez: Strike swinging, Martinez reached on an infield single to pitcher, Pham scored, Martinez to second
        • D. Fowler: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Fowler walked
        • A. Diaz: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Diaz struck out swinging
        • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul on left fielder Schwarber dropped ball error, Strike swinging, Carpenter struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 2ND INNING
        • C. Martinez Pitching:
        • T. La Stella: Strike looking, La Stella singled to right
        • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Contreras struck out swinging
        • J. Baez: Foul, Baez reached on fielder's choice to third, La Stella out at second
        • J. Lester: Ball, Lester doubled to deep center, Baez scored
        • A. Almora: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Almora struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lester Pitching:
        • J. Gyorko: Gyorko grounded out to third
        • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Ball, Molina lined out to left
        • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Garcia lined out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • C. Martinez Pitching:
        • K. Schwarber: Schwarber flied out to left
        • I. Happ: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Happ struck out looking
        • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rizzo walked
        • J. Candelario: Candelario popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lester Pitching:
        • D. Fowler: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Fowler walked
        • A. Diaz: Diaz grounded into double play third to second to first, Fowler out at second
        • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Carpenter struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)