Martinez throws 3-hitter, Cardinals beat Padres 2-0

SAN DIEGO (AP) Carlos Martinez was having no problem hitting 98 and 99 mph with his fastball in the eighth and ninth innings.

It was a message, all right.

''I think he was trying to show us he was still OK,'' manager Mike Matheny said after Martinez threw a three-hitter and struck out 10 to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-0 victory Monday over the San Diego Padres.

''He did it in the eighth, too. That was for me, I think, just to show me he wasn't tired,'' Matheny said. ''Believe me, I was cheering him on. I always am. It was set up for Carlos. He did a great job finishing it.''

The right-hander was remarkably efficient, allowing only three singles and three walks while throwing 109 pitches. The Padres didn't get a runner into scoring position the whole game and never had two runners on in any inning.

Catcher Yadier Molina fielded Cory Spangenberg's soft grounder and threw him out to end the game, and then wrapped Martinez in a big hug. Molina hit a two-run, bases-loaded single in the fourth.

Martinez smiled when asked about still throwing hard in the final innings.

''In the eighth inning he asked if I was tired and I said, `No, I'm going to finish my game,' `' he said through a translator. ''That was my way of showing I'm not tired.' `'

It was the second career shutout and complete game for Martinez (11-10). He got his first of each on June 10 when he threw a four-hitter and struck out 11 in a 7-0 victory against Philadelphia. He also pitched nine scoreless innings against San Francisco on May 20 in a game the Cardinals lost 3-1 in the 13th.

Martinez earned a big hug from Molina after the catcher threw out Cory Spangenberg to end the game.

Martinez said he's motivated by going deep into games.

''Complete games, or games where I'm really effective, I need that mentally to use that for my benefit,'' he said. ''It shows me what I'm capable of and what kind of season I want to have and what I aspire to do.''

The Cardinals remained three games behind Colorado in the race for the NL's second wild card.

''We just couldn't get anything going against Carlos Martinez today,'' Padres manager Andy Green said. ''I thought he was really, really good. His slider was really good. Stuff was coming out great. Probably just not enough battle at-bats against him.''

Luis Perdomo (7-9) pitched well except for the fourth, when the first four Cardinals reached base. Tommy Pham singled, Paul DeJong walked and Jose Martinez singled to load the bases. Molina hit a fly ball to left-center field that bounced off the glove of left fielder Jose Pirela after a long run.

Green said it was a tough play.

''It's a play I think he thinks he should make,'' the manager said. ''It wasn't by any means an easy catch. He ran a really long way. He kind of opened that gap with Yadi. He kind of hit it right in the perfect spot.''

Perdomo allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings, struck out six and walked three.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cardinals: 3B Matt Carpenter left in the fifth inning with right shoulder tendinitis. Matheny said it's been a lingering problem. ... Pham left in the seventh with a sore right shoulder. He was hurt sliding headfirst while stealing second in the fourth inning. He was checked by a trainer and stayed in the game in left field.

UP NEXT

Cardinals: RHP Michael Wacha (10-7, 4.20) is scheduled to start Tuesday night's game. He's 2-0 with a 1.89 ERA in three starts against San Diego.

Padres: LHP Travis Wood (3-4, 5.47) is 6-6 with a 5.37 ERA in 31 career games, including 18 starts, against St. Louis.

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  • W: C. Martinez (11-10)L: L. Perdomo (7-9)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 3B30000022.239.374.433.807-1.0
A. Mejia 3B10000010.167.211.333.544-0.5
T. Pham LF41200010.311.408.517.9254.5
S. Piscotty RF00000000.238.346.381.7270.0
P. DeJong SS21000110.287.323.543.8652.5
J. Martinez 1B30100113.300.363.525.8881.5
Y. Molina C40120011.281.319.439.7582.5
H. Bader CF40000023.294.351.529.8811.0
G. Garcia 2B40100003.244.360.327.6861.0
R. Grichuk LF30100100.239.285.475.7613.0
C. Martinez P40100013.192.222.250.4720.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Margot CF30100100.266.314.422.7362.0
    E. Aybar SS40000013.231.298.359.657-0.5
    K. McGrath P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    J. Pirela LF30000111.291.349.498.8470.5
    Y. Solarte SS40000012.254.325.412.736-0.5
    W. Myers 1B40200011.241.325.449.7741.5
    C. Spangenberg 3B40000023.271.323.422.745-1.0
    J. Blash RF30000021.212.343.373.716-1.0
    A. Hedges C20000010.211.249.392.641-0.5
    a- C. Asuaje 2B00000100.274.339.383.7211.0
    L. Perdomo P20000010.105.128.289.418-0.5
    P. Maton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. Valdez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    b- H. Sanchez C10000001.233.262.474.7360.0
    • a-walked for Hedges in the 8th
    • b-grounded into a double play for Valdez in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Grichuk (25)
    • RBI - Y. Molina 2 (64)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - T. Pham (18), H. Bader
    FIELDING
    • DP - C. Martinez, J. Martinez, P. DeJong
    • E - P. DeJong (9)
    FIELDING
    • DP - W. Myers, C. Spangenberg, Y. Solarte, E. Aybar
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Martinez (W, 11-10)9.030031003.341.1936.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Martinez (W, 11-10)9.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    L. Perdomo (L, 7-9)6.07223604.621.527.0
    P. Maton1.00000204.191.224.0
    J. Valdez1.00000106.431.143.5
    K. McGrath1.00000104.150.923.5
    PITCHERSIP
    L. Perdomo (L, 7-9)6.0
    P. Maton1.0
    J. Valdez1.0
    K. McGrath1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Martinez 109-76
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Martinez 7-10
    • Batters Faced - C. Martinez 33
    PITCHING
    • HBP - L. Perdomo (8)
    • Pitches-Strikes - L. Perdomo 100-61, P. Maton 12-8, J. Valdez 10-6, K. McGrath 7-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Perdomo 8-2, P. Maton 1-0, J. Valdez 1-1
    • Batters Faced - L. Perdomo 27, P. Maton 3, J. Valdez 3, K. McGrath 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    PadresSD62-76
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Carpenter 3B30000022.239.374.433.807-1.0
    A. Mejia 3B10000010.167.211.333.544-0.5
    T. Pham LF41200010.311.408.517.9254.5
    S. Piscotty RF00000000.238.346.381.7270.0
    P. DeJong SS21000110.287.323.543.8652.5
    J. Martinez 1B30100113.300.363.525.8881.5
    Y. Molina C40120011.281.319.439.7582.5
    H. Bader CF40000023.294.351.529.8811.0
    G. Garcia 2B40100003.244.360.327.6861.0
    R. Grichuk LF30100100.239.285.475.7613.0
    C. Martinez P40100013.192.222.250.4720.5
    Total32272031015-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Margot CF30100100.266.314.422.7362.0
      E. Aybar SS40000013.231.298.359.657-0.5
      K. McGrath P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
      J. Pirela LF30000111.291.349.498.8470.5
      Y. Solarte SS40000012.254.325.412.736-0.5
      W. Myers 1B40200011.241.325.449.7741.5
      C. Spangenberg 3B40000023.271.323.422.745-1.0
      J. Blash RF30000021.212.343.373.716-1.0
      A. Hedges C20000010.211.249.392.641-0.5
      a- C. Asuaje 2B00000100.274.339.383.7211.0
      L. Perdomo P20000010.105.128.289.418-0.5
      P. Maton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      J. Valdez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      b- H. Sanchez C10000001.233.262.474.7360.0
      Total30030031012-----
      • a-walked for Hedges in the 8th
      • b-grounded into a double play for Valdez in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Grichuk (25)
      • RBI - Y. Molina 2 (64)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - T. Pham (18), H. Bader
      FIELDING
      • DP - C. Martinez, J. Martinez, P. DeJong
      • E - P. DeJong (9)
      FIELDING
      • DP - W. Myers, C. Spangenberg, Y. Solarte, E. Aybar
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Martinez (W, 11-10)9.030031003.341.1936.0
      Total9.03003100---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Martinez (W, 11-10)9.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Perdomo (L, 7-9)6.07223604.621.527.0
      P. Maton1.00000204.191.224.0
      J. Valdez1.00000106.431.143.5
      K. McGrath1.00000104.150.923.5
      Total9.07223100---
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Perdomo (L, 7-9)6.0
      P. Maton1.0
      J. Valdez1.0
      K. McGrath1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Martinez 109-76
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Martinez 7-10
      • Batters Faced - C. Martinez 33
      PITCHING
      • HBP - L. Perdomo (8)
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Perdomo 100-61, P. Maton 12-8, J. Valdez 10-6, K. McGrath 7-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Perdomo 8-2, P. Maton 1-0, J. Valdez 1-1
      • Batters Faced - L. Perdomo 27, P. Maton 3, J. Valdez 3, K. McGrath 3
      • 4TH INNING
        Molina singled to left center, Pham and DeJong scored, Martinez to second20
      • 9TH INNING
        • Kyle McGrath pitching
        • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia flied out to center
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Grichuk flied out to deep left
        • C. Martinez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Martinez Pitching:
        • J. Pirela: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pirela walked
        • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Solarte flied out to center
        • W. Myers: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Myers struck out looking
        • C. Spangenberg: Spangenberg grounded out to catcher
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Jose Valdez relieved Phil Maton
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • Y. Molina: Ball, Foul, Ball, Molina grounded out to shortstop
        • H. Bader: Bader lined out to center
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Carlos Asuaje hit for Austin Hedges
        • C. Asuaje: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Asuaje walked
        • Hector Sanchez hit for Jose Valdez
        • H. Sanchez: Sanchez grounded into double play first to shortstop to pitcher, Asuaje out at second
        • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Margot walked
        • E. Aybar: Foul, Ball, Ball, Aybar fouled out to third
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Phil Maton relieved Luis Perdomo
        • A. Mejia: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Mejia struck out swinging
        • T. Pham: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pham struck out swinging
        • P. DeJong: Strike looking, DeJong grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Stephen Piscotty in right
        • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Solarte grounded out to first
        • W. Myers: Ball, Ball, Myers singled to center
        • C. Spangenberg: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Spangenberg struck out looking
        • J. Blash: Blash lined out to left
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Molina struck out swinging
        • H. Bader: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Bader struck out looking
        • G. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Garcia singled to shallow left
        • R. Grichuk: Strike (foul tip), Grichuk doubled to deep left, Garcia to third
        • C. Martinez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Martinez grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Martinez Pitching:
        • M. Margot: Margot flied out to center
        • E. Aybar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Aybar struck out swinging
        • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Pirela struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Grichuk walked
        • C. Martinez: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Martinez grounded bunt out to catcher
        • M. Carpenter: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Carpenter struck out swinging
        • T. Pham: Strike swinging, Pham reached on an infield single to shortstop, Grichuk to second
        • P. DeJong: Strike swinging, Ball, DeJong hit by pitch, Grichuk to third, Pham to second
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Martinez flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Alex Mejia at third
        • J. Blash: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Blash struck out swinging
        • A. Hedges: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Hedges struck out looking
        • L. Perdomo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Perdomo struck out looking
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • T. Pham: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pham singled to center
        • P. DeJong: Ball, Strike swinging, Pham stole second, Ball, Ball, Ball, DeJong walked
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Martinez singled to left, Pham to third, DeJong to second
        • Y. Molina: Ball, Molina singled to left center, Pham and DeJong scored, Martinez to second
        • H. Bader: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bader struck out swinging
        • G. Garcia: Garcia grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Molina out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Martinez Pitching:
        • J. Pirela: Ball, Strike looking, Pirela popped out to shortstop
        • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Solarte struck out swinging
        • W. Myers: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Myers singled to left
        • C. Spangenberg: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Spangenberg grounded out to second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • R. Grichuk: Grichuk grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Martinez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Martinez singled to center
        • M. Carpenter: Ball, Carpenter grounded into double play third to first, Martinez out at second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Martinez Pitching:
        • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Hedges grounded out to third
        • L. Perdomo: Perdomo lined out to second
        • M. Margot: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Margot singled to center
        • E. Aybar: Pickoff attempt, Aybar flied out to center
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Martinez walked
        • Y. Molina: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Molina flied out to center
        • H. Bader: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Bader reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Martinez out at second
        • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Bader stole second, Garcia grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Martinez Pitching:
        • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Myers flied out to deep right
        • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Spangenberg struck out swinging
        • J. Blash: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Blash struck out looking
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • L. Perdomo Pitching:
        • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Carpenter struck out looking
        • T. Pham: Strike looking, Pham grounded out to pitcher
        • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Martinez Pitching:
        • M. Margot: Strike looking, Margot safe at first on shortstop DeJong fielding error
        • E. Aybar: Aybar lined out to center
        • J. Pirela: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pirela lined out to second
        • Y. Solarte: Foul, Ball, Solarte grounded out to first
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)