Molina homers twice to help Cardinals beat Cubs

ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis infielder Matt Carpenter finally got the best of close friend Jake Arrieta.

But he isn't going to brag about it.

Carpenter slammed a two-run homer, Yadier Molina homered twice and Adam Wainwright threw seven shutout innings to lead the Cardinals to a 5-0 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

Randal Grichuk added three hits for St. Louis, which won for the eighth time in nine games. Chicago has lost three of four.

Carpenter entered his third-inning at-bat with a 1-for-31 career slate against Arrieta. The two were college teammates at TCU. Carpenter served as a groomsman at Arrieta's wedding.

''It was great to get out there and finally have some success against him,'' Carpenter said. ''He's given me a hard time over the years, we jab back-and-forth but, I won't rub that kind of stuff in.''

Arrieta (4-3) realized that his success against Carpenter was not going to last forever.

''A hitter like that, regardless of the history - you make a mistake and they're going to make you pay for it,'' Arrieta said.

Carpenter came into the game 0 for 27 against Arrieta in the regular season and 1 for 3 in the post season. He grounded back to the mound in his first trip to the plate.

''I always kid him that I'm a .300 hitter against him in the post-season,'' Carpenter said.

Molina recorded the third multi-homer game of his career. His last came on Aug. 21, 2011 at Wrigley Field. He drilled a two-run homer off Arrieta in the second inning.

Swinging a pink bat in honor of mother's day, Molina added a solo blast off Brian Duensing in the eighth. Molina pointed to his mother, Gladys, in the stands as he headed into the dugout.

''It's special, every time you have your family and your mama here,'' Molina said. ''I got lucky and put a good swing on it.''

Wainwright (3-3) allowed four hits in a 102-pitch stint. He struck out three and walked four. Wainwright had given up four earned run in each of his last three starts.

''It's a good outing to build off,'' Wainwright said. ''I can still get better. I can still have better fastball command. It's certainly a stepping stone.''

Trevor Rosenthal and Kevin Siegrist each pitched a perfect inning to complete the four-hitter.

Chicago had runners on in six of the first seven innings.

''Overall, we're not doing a good job with runners in scoring position,'' Chicago manager Joe Maddon said.

MOTHER'S DAY MANIA

A crowd of 47,925 attended the contest, the largest crowd in the history of Busch Stadium III. The three-game series drew 143,408.

MAGIC NUMBER ON HOLD

Maddon has 999 career wins in stints with Anaheim, Tampa Bay and Chicago. He is looking to become the eighth active manager to hit the 1,000-win plateau.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cubs: INF Kris Bryant missed his third successive game with the stomach flu. INF Addison Russell returned to the starting lineup after missing three starts with a right shoulder ailment.

Cardinals: LHP Tyler Lyons was sent to Single-A Peoria on a 30-day rehabilitation assignment. He is out with a right muscle strain.

UP NEXT

Cubs: RHP John Lackey (3-3, 4.29) opens up a three-game series against Cincinnati on Tuesday in the first game of a 10-game homestand. RHP Bronson Arroyo (3-2, 5.94) will start for the Reds.

Cardinals: RHP Lance Lynn (4-1, 2.75) takes on Boston LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (1-1, 2.80) in the first of a two-game series on Tuesday.

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  • W: A. Wainwright (3-3)L: J. Arrieta (4-3)
  • HR: STL - Y. Molina 2 (3), M. Carpenter (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Schwarber LF30000110.179.313.343.6560.5
I. Happ RF40200001.429.5001.0001.5003.0
A. Rizzo 1B20000210.213.351.383.7341.5
A. Russell SS40100014.226.295.353.6480.5
M. Montero C30000015.327.345.519.865-0.5
a- W. Contreras PH10000010.226.293.396.689-0.5
T. La Stella 3B30100100.286.423.524.9472.0
J. Baez 2B30000002.236.274.445.7190.0
J. Arrieta P20000021.167.167.278.444-1.0
b- J. Candelario PH10000001.059.111.059.1700.0
A. Almora PH30000002.262.319.393.7120.0
B. Duensing P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-struck out for Montero in the 9th
  • b-flied out for Arrieta in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Wong 2B41100013.259.354.411.7653.5
T. Pham LF40100022.371.463.7431.2062.0
M. Carpenter 1B31121101.252.410.523.9328.0
J. Gyorko 3B41100002.333.390.6201.0102.0
Y. Molina C42232020.270.323.400.72312.0
A. Diaz SS40200000.262.280.407.6872.0
R. Grichuk RF40300000.246.303.423.7265.0
M. Sierra CF40100002.375.423.375.7981.0
A. Wainwright P20000021.267.267.467.733-1.0
a- D. Fowler PH10000000.227.328.418.7460.0
T. Rosenthal P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- G. Garcia PH10000013.255.367.314.680-0.5
K. Siegrist P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-grounded out for Wainwright in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Rosenthal in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - I. Happ
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Wong (10), R. Grichuk 2 (11)
  • HR - M. Carpenter (8), Y. Molina 2 (3)
  • RBI - M. Carpenter 2 (24), Y. Molina 3 (14)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Pham (3)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - A. Almora (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - A. Diaz, A. Wainwright, K. Wong, M. Carpenter
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Arrieta (L, 4-3)6.07441525.441.333.5
B. Duensing2.05110313.942.501.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Arrieta (L, 4-3)6.0
B. Duensing2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Wainwright (W, 3-3)7.04004305.311.1424.5
T. Rosenthal1.00000201.880.004.0
K. Siegrist1.00000204.110.004.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Wainwright (W, 3-3)7.0
T. Rosenthal1.0
K. Siegrist1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Arrieta (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Arrieta 85-60, B. Duensing 48-27
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Arrieta 6-6, B. Duensing 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Arrieta 26, B. Duensing 11
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wainwright 102-56, T. Rosenthal 16-12, K. Siegrist 12-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wainwright 11-5
  • Batters Faced - A. Wainwright 27, T. Rosenthal 3, K. Siegrist 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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K. Schwarber LF30000110.179.313.343.6560.5
I. Happ RF40200001.429.5001.0001.5003.0
A. Rizzo 1B20000210.213.351.383.7341.5
A. Russell SS40100014.226.295.353.6480.5
M. Montero C30000015.327.345.519.865-0.5
a- W. Contreras PH10000010.226.293.396.689-0.5
T. La Stella 3B30100100.286.423.524.9472.0
J. Baez 2B30000002.236.274.445.7190.0
J. Arrieta P20000021.167.167.278.444-1.0
b- J. Candelario PH10000001.059.111.059.1700.0
A. Almora PH30000002.262.319.393.7120.0
B. Duensing P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-struck out for Montero in the 9th
  • b-flied out for Arrieta in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Wong 2B41100013.259.354.411.7653.5
T. Pham LF40100022.371.463.7431.2062.0
M. Carpenter 1B31121101.252.410.523.9328.0
J. Gyorko 3B41100002.333.390.6201.0102.0
Y. Molina C42232020.270.323.400.72312.0
A. Diaz SS40200000.262.280.407.6872.0
R. Grichuk RF40300000.246.303.423.7265.0
M. Sierra CF40100002.375.423.375.7981.0
A. Wainwright P20000021.267.267.467.733-1.0
a- D. Fowler PH10000000.227.328.418.7460.0
T. Rosenthal P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- G. Garcia PH10000013.255.367.314.680-0.5
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  • a-grounded out for Wainwright in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Rosenthal in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - I. Happ
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Wong (10), R. Grichuk 2 (11)
  • HR - M. Carpenter (8), Y. Molina 2 (3)
  • RBI - M. Carpenter 2 (24), Y. Molina 3 (14)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Pham (3)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - A. Almora (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - A. Diaz, A. Wainwright, K. Wong, M. Carpenter
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Arrieta (L, 4-3)6.07441525.441.333.5
B. Duensing2.05110313.942.501.5
Total8.01255183---
PITCHERSIP
J. Arrieta (L, 4-3)6.0
B. Duensing2.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Wainwright (W, 3-3)7.04004305.311.1424.5
T. Rosenthal1.00000201.880.004.0
K. Siegrist1.00000204.110.004.0
Total9.0400470---
PITCHERSIP
A. Wainwright (W, 3-3)7.0
T. Rosenthal1.0
K. Siegrist1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Arrieta (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Arrieta 85-60, B. Duensing 48-27
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Arrieta 6-6, B. Duensing 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Arrieta 26, B. Duensing 11
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wainwright 102-56, T. Rosenthal 16-12, K. Siegrist 12-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wainwright 11-5
  • Batters Faced - A. Wainwright 27, T. Rosenthal 3, K. Siegrist 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Molina homered to center05
  • 3RD INNING
    Carpenter homered to right center, Wong scored04
  • 2ND INNING
    Molina homered to left, Gyorko scored02
  • 9TH INNING
    • K. Siegrist Pitching:
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Russell struck out swinging
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Contreras struck out swinging
    • T. La Stella: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, La Stella flied out to left
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • T. Rosenthal Pitching:
    • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
    • I. Happ: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Happ lined out to second
    • A. Rizzo: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Rizzo struck out looking
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Duensing Pitching:
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Gyorko grounded out to
    • Y. Molina: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Molina homered to center
    • A. Diaz: Ball, Diaz singled to left
    • R. Grichuk: Ball, Ball, Grichuk singled to left, Diaz to second
    • M. Sierra: Sierra singled to center, Diaz to third, Grichuk to second
    • G. Garcia: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
    • K. Wong: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Wong struck out looking
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, La Stella walked
    • J. Baez: Strike swinging, Baez fouled out to catcher
    • J. Candelario: Ball, Candelario flied out to left
    • A. Almora: Foul, Ball, Almora reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, La Stella out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Duensing Pitching:
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Fowler grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Wong: Ball, Strike looking, Wong doubled to deep right
    • T. Pham: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Pham struck out looking
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Carpenter popped out to
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Schwarber grounded out to second
    • I. Happ: Happ reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rizzo walked, Happ to second
    • A. Russell: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Russell reached on fielder's choice to second, Happ to third, Rizzo out at second
    • M. Montero: Montero grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Molina struck out looking
    • A. Diaz: Diaz grounded out to pitcher
    • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Grichuk doubled to shallow left
    • M. Sierra: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Sierra popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • J. Baez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Baez grounded out to third
    • J. Arrieta: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Arrieta struck out swinging
    • A. Almora: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Almora grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • A. Wainwright: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Wainwright struck out swinging
    • K. Wong: Ball, Foul, Ball, Wong grounded out to first
    • T. Pham: Strike looking, Pham singled to left
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pham stole second, Ball, Carpenter walked
    • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Gyorko flied out to deep left
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • A. Russell: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Russell reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • M. Montero: Montero grounded into double play first to shortstop to pitcher, Russell out at second
    • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, La Stella grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • A. Diaz: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Diaz singled to shallow center, Diaz out at second
    • R. Grichuk: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Grichuk grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Sierra: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Sierra flied out to center
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Schwarber walked
    • I. Happ: Strike swinging, Happ grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Schwarber out at second
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Rizzo flied out to center
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • K. Wong: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Wong hit by pitch
    • T. Pham: Strike looking, Pham flied out to right
    • M. Carpenter: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Carpenter homered to right center, Wong scored
    • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Ball, Gyorko flied out to right
    • Y. Molina: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Molina struck out looking
    • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • T. La Stella: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, La Stella singled to center
    • J. Baez: Foul, Baez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, La Stella out at second
    • J. Arrieta: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Arrieta struck out swinging
    • A. Almora: Ball, Strike swinging, Almora fouled out to right
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Gyorko singled to shallow center
    • Y. Molina: Molina homered to left, Gyorko scored
    • A. Diaz: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Diaz grounded out to third
    • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Grichuk doubled to deep right center
    • M. Sierra: Foul, Ball, Sierra lined out to left
    • A. Wainwright: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Wainwright struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Schwarber lined out to first
    • I. Happ: Foul, Happ doubled to left
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rizzo walked
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Russell grounded out to third, Happ to third, Rizzo to second
    • M. Montero: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Montero struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • K. Wong: Strike looking, Strike looking, Wong grounded out to second
    • T. Pham: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pham struck out swinging
    • M. Carpenter: Carpenter grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)