Flaherty, Carpenter help Cardinals shut down Cubs 5-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) John Brebbia pitched in 70 major league games before earning his first career win. When the wait was over, the individual accomplishment was an afterthought compared to the exhilaration of stopping his team's archrival from earning its first sweep in nearly eight years at Busch Stadium.

Jack Flaherty and four relievers combined on a four-hitter, Matt Carpenter homered and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-0 on Sunday night.

Brebbia (1-1) worked around two hits in a scoreless sixth inning to earn his first major league win. Austin Gomber, Jordan Hicks and Bud Norris each pitched a hitless inning to finish the shutout. It ended the Cardinals' season-high four-game losing streak and prevented the Cubs from getting their first series sweep in St. Louis since Sept. 13-15, 2010.

''It's definitely nice to get a win for sure,'' Brebbia said. ''What's really nice is we got a win against the Cubs in the division, in what I think is a tight division right now so that's probably the best part.''

Flaherty allowed just two hits while striking out seven in five innings, but he walked three and hit two batters and was pulled after throwing 97 pitches. He escaped a jam in the third inning when he struck out Kris Bryant with the bases loaded to keep the game scoreless.

''I was able to battle and execute when I needed to,'' Flaherty said. ''I threw a lot of pitches in a short amount of time. I was hoping to go deeper, but that's how it goes sometimes.''

Harrison Bader, Tommy Pham, and Marcell Ozuna each singled to open the sixth inning and load the bases. Pham's single extended his hitting streak to a National League-best 11 games to chase Jose Quintana (6-5) from the game.

Bader scored the game's first run when Yadier Molina grounded into a double play and Jedd Gyorko's RBI single drove in Pham to make it 2-0.

Quintana was charged with the two runs and four hits in five-plus innings in his 200th career major league game.

''I felt pretty good,'' Quintana said. ''I had all my stuff.''

Carpenter hit his 10th home run of the season and second of this series in the seventh inning off Brian Duensing to push the lead to 3-0.

Molina had an RBI double in the eighth, moved to third on Yairo Munoz's infield single and scored on shortstop Addison Russell's throwing error on the play.

Cubs shortstop Javier Baez left the game with a left elbow contusion after being hit by a pitch from Flaherty in the top of the third inning. Baez, who leads the team with 14 home runs, was replaced by Russell.

''I'm fine. Just really sore,'' Baez said. ''He got me really good. Right on the elbow.''

Chicago manager Joe Maddon was content with taking two of three in St. Louis.

He had reporters listen to a minute of the Meat Loaf song, ''Two out of Three Ain't Bad,'' before starting his press conference.

''We'll take two out of three any day of the week, especially in this ball park,'' Maddon said. ''We played well. We just didn't get any hits tonight.''

BABY CUBS

The Cubs announced the signing of draft picks OF Brennen Davis (62nd overall) and RHP Paul Richan (78th overall) prior to Sunday's game.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cubs: RHP Yu Darvish (right triceps tendinitis) will throw a simulated game on Tuesday at Wrigley Field.

Cardinals: RHP Greg Holland will travel with the team to Philadelphia after tossing a scoreless inning Saturday night on a rehabilitation assignment with Double-A Springfield.

UP NEXT

Cubs: RHP Tyler Chatwood (3-5, 4.12) opposes Dodgers RHP Kenta Maeda (4-4, 3.61) as Chicago opens a a three-game series against Los Angeles on Monday. Chatwood has issued a major league-leading 58 walks.

Cardinals: RHP Miles Mikolas (7-2, 2.43) starts the opener of a three-game series in Philadelphia as St. Louis starts a seven-game trip. He will be opposed by Phillies RHP Nick Pivetta (4-6, 4.25).

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  • W: J. Brebbia (1-1)L: J. Quintana (6-5)
  • HR: STL - M. Carpenter (10)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Zobrist 2B40000012.279.372.408.780-0.5
J. Heyward RF30000110.265.330.411.7410.5
K. Bryant 3B40100023.281.389.483.8720.0
A. Rizzo 1B30000101.246.346.433.7791.0
W. Contreras C30100001.276.369.434.8031.0
K. Schwarber LF40000023.239.363.472.835-1.0
A. Almora CF40200002.325.372.440.8122.0
J. Baez SS00000000.255.293.514.8081.0
A. Russell PR-SS20000101.277.351.393.7441.0
J. Quintana P20000025.000.000.000.000-1.0
A. Bass P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- I. Happ PH10000010.232.354.457.811-0.5
B. Duensing P0000-000.000.500.000.000-
L. Farrell P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Bass in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 3B-1B41111003.232.332.433.7666.0
H. Bader RF41200010.264.326.411.7372.5
T. Pham CF32100100.270.355.433.7884.0
M. Ozuna LF40200001.294.339.444.7842.0
Y. Molina C41110003.260.296.413.7104.0
J. Gyorko 2B-3B40110011.254.314.394.7081.5
L. Voit 1B30000021.182.308.455.762-1.0
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J. Hicks P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- G. Garcia PH00000100.253.333.387.7201.0
B. Norris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Y. Munoz SS30100110.270.315.380.6951.5
J. Flaherty P10100000.200.200.200.4001.0
b- D. Fowler PH00000100.173.279.283.5621.0
J. Brebbia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Wong 2B20000012.186.283.298.581-0.5
  • a-walked for Hicks in the 8th
  • b-walked for Flaherty in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - Y. Molina (5)
  • HR - M. Carpenter (10)
  • RBI - M. Carpenter (26), Y. Molina (24), J. Gyorko (20)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Carpenter (6), J. Gyorko (6)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - W. Contreras
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - K. Schwarber (7)
  • DP - (Zobrist-Russell-Rizzo)
  • E - A. Russell (8)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - H. Bader (5)
  • DP - (Munoz-Wong-Carpenter)
  • E - J. Flaherty (2), J. Gyorko (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Quintana (L, 6-5)5.04222304.061.333.5
A. Bass1.02000102.252.001.5
B. Duensing1.12221114.501.55-1.5
L. Farrell0.22101103.631.38-2.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Quintana (L, 6-5)5.0
A. Bass1.0
B. Duensing1.1
L. Farrell0.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Flaherty5.02003702.661.0913.5
J. Brebbia (W, 1-1)1.02000103.201.118.5
A. Gomber (H, 5)1.00000102.891.073.5
J. Hicks (H, 8)1.00000002.211.093.0
B. Norris1.00000003.260.993.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Flaherty5.0
J. Brebbia (W, 1-1)1.0
A. Gomber (H, 5)1.0
J. Hicks (H, 8)1.0
B. Norris1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Quintana 86-53, A. Bass 18-10, B. Duensing 30-18, L. Farrell 27-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Quintana 6-6, A. Bass 1-0, B. Duensing 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Quintana 21, A. Bass 4, B. Duensing 6, L. Farrell 5
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Flaherty 2 (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Flaherty 97-52, J. Brebbia 15-11, A. Gomber 14-10, J. Hicks 9-7, B. Norris 12-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Flaherty 5-3, J. Brebbia 1-0, A. Gomber 1-1, J. Hicks 2-1, B. Norris 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Flaherty 22, J. Brebbia 4, A. Gomber 3, J. Hicks 3, B. Norris 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Zobrist 2B40000012.279.372.408.780-0.5
J. Heyward RF30000110.265.330.411.7410.5
K. Bryant 3B40100023.281.389.483.8720.0
A. Rizzo 1B30000101.246.346.433.7791.0
W. Contreras C30100001.276.369.434.8031.0
K. Schwarber LF40000023.239.363.472.835-1.0
A. Almora CF40200002.325.372.440.8122.0
J. Baez SS00000000.255.293.514.8081.0
A. Russell PR-SS20000101.277.351.393.7441.0
J. Quintana P20000025.000.000.000.000-1.0
A. Bass P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- I. Happ PH10000010.232.354.457.811-0.5
B. Duensing P0000-000.000.500.000.000-
L. Farrell P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Bass in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 3B-1B41111003.232.332.433.7666.0
H. Bader RF41200010.264.326.411.7372.5
T. Pham CF32100100.270.355.433.7884.0
M. Ozuna LF40200001.294.339.444.7842.0
Y. Molina C41110003.260.296.413.7104.0
J. Gyorko 2B-3B40110011.254.314.394.7081.5
L. Voit 1B30000021.182.308.455.762-1.0
A. Gomber P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Hicks P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- G. Garcia PH00000100.253.333.387.7201.0
B. Norris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Y. Munoz SS30100110.270.315.380.6951.5
J. Flaherty P10100000.200.200.200.4001.0
b- D. Fowler PH00000100.173.279.283.5621.0
J. Brebbia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Wong 2B20000012.186.283.298.581-0.5
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  • a-walked for Hicks in the 8th
  • b-walked for Flaherty in the 5th
BATTING
  • 2B - Y. Molina (5)
  • HR - M. Carpenter (10)
  • RBI - M. Carpenter (26), Y. Molina (24), J. Gyorko (20)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Carpenter (6), J. Gyorko (6)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - W. Contreras
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - K. Schwarber (7)
  • DP - (Zobrist-Russell-Rizzo)
  • E - A. Russell (8)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - H. Bader (5)
  • DP - (Munoz-Wong-Carpenter)
  • E - J. Flaherty (2), J. Gyorko (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Quintana (L, 6-5)5.04222304.061.333.5
A. Bass1.02000102.252.001.5
B. Duensing1.12221114.501.55-1.5
L. Farrell0.22101103.631.38-2.5
Total8.01054461---
PITCHERSIP
J. Quintana (L, 6-5)5.0
A. Bass1.0
B. Duensing1.1
L. Farrell0.2
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Flaherty5.02003702.661.0913.5
J. Brebbia (W, 1-1)1.02000103.201.118.5
A. Gomber (H, 5)1.00000102.891.073.5
J. Hicks (H, 8)1.00000002.211.093.0
B. Norris1.00000003.260.993.0
Total9.0400390---
PITCHERSIP
J. Flaherty5.0
J. Brebbia (W, 1-1)1.0
A. Gomber (H, 5)1.0
J. Hicks (H, 8)1.0
B. Norris1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Quintana 86-53, A. Bass 18-10, B. Duensing 30-18, L. Farrell 27-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Quintana 6-6, A. Bass 1-0, B. Duensing 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Quintana 21, A. Bass 4, B. Duensing 6, L. Farrell 5
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Flaherty 2 (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Flaherty 97-52, J. Brebbia 15-11, A. Gomber 14-10, J. Hicks 9-7, B. Norris 12-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Flaherty 5-3, J. Brebbia 1-0, A. Gomber 1-1, J. Hicks 2-1, B. Norris 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Flaherty 22, J. Brebbia 4, A. Gomber 3, J. Hicks 3, B. Norris 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Munoz reached on an infield single to shortstop, Molina scored, Garcia to third, Munoz to second on shortstop Russell fielding error05
    Molina doubled to left, Pham scored04
  • 7TH INNING
    Carpenter homered to right03
  • 6TH INNING
    Gyorko singled to center, Pham scored02
    Molina grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Bader scored, Pham to third, Ozuna out at second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Bud Norris pitching
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Foul, Ball, Schwarber flied out to left
    • A. Almora: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Almora fouled out to right
    • A. Russell: Strike swinging, Ball, Russell grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Jordan Hicks relieved Austin Gomber
    • K. Bryant: Bryant flied out to deep center
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Rizzo safe at first on 3rd baseman Gyorko fielding error
    • W. Contreras: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Contreras grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Rizzo out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • B. Duensing Pitching:
    • T. Pham: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pham walked
    • M. Ozuna: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ozuna lined out to center
    • Luke Farrell relieved Brian Duensing
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Molina doubled to left, Pham scored
    • J. Gyorko: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Gyorko struck out swinging
    • Greg Garcia hit for Jordan Hicks
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Garcia walked
    • Y. Munoz: Strike looking, Foul, Munoz reached on an infield single to shortstop, Molina scored, Garcia to third, Munoz to second on shortstop Russell fielding error
    • K. Wong: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Wong lined out to center
    • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Ian Happ hit for Anthony Bass
    • Austin Gomber pitching
    • Kolten Wong at second base
    • I. Happ: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Happ struck out swinging
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Zobrist grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Heyward popped out to third
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Brian Duensing pitching
    • Y. Munoz: Strike looking, Munoz grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Wong: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Wong struck out swinging
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Carpenter homered to right
    • H. Bader: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Bader singled to left, Bader out at second
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • John Brebbia pitching
    • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Contreras singled to right
    • K. Schwarber: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
    • A. Almora: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Contreras caught stealing, catcher to second, Almora singled to left
    • A. Russell: Foul, Ball, Russell grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Bader reached on an infield single to third
    • T. Pham: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pham singled to left, Bader to second
    • Anthony Bass relieved Jose Quintana
    • M. Ozuna: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ozuna reached on an infield single to shortstop, Bader to third, Pham to second
    • Y. Molina: Foul, Ball, Molina grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Bader scored, Pham to third, Ozuna out at second
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gyorko singled to center, Pham scored
    • L. Voit: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Voit struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Zobrist struck out swinging
    • J. Heyward: Heyward grounded out to second
    • K. Bryant: Strike swinging, Foul, Bryant reached on an infield single to third
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Rizzo grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Gyorko lined out to left
    • L. Voit: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Voit struck out swinging
    • Y. Munoz: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Munoz walked
    • Dexter Fowler hit for Jack Flaherty
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Fowler walked, Munoz to second
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Carpenter grounded out to first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rizzo walked
    • W. Contreras: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Contreras hit by pitch, Rizzo to second
    • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Ball, Schwarber reached on fielder's choice to right, Rizzo out at third, Contreras to second
    • A. Almora: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Almora flied out to right
    • A. Russell: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Russell walked, Contreras to third, Schwarber to second
    • J. Quintana: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Quintana struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Bader grounded out to third
    • T. Pham: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pham lined out to right
    • M. Ozuna: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ozuna singled to right center
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Molina grounded out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • A. Almora: Almora reached on an infield single to third
    • J. Baez: Strike looking, Almora to second on Flaherty fielding error, Ball, Baez hit by pitch
    • Addison Russell ran for Javier Baez
    • J. Quintana: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Quintana struck out swinging
    • B. Zobrist: Strike swinging, Zobrist popped out to third
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Heyward walked, Almora to third, Russell to second
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • L. Voit: Strike looking, Ball, Voit popped out to second
    • Y. Munoz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Munoz struck out swinging
    • J. Flaherty: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Flaherty singled to left
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Carpenter grounded into fielder's choice to second, Flaherty out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Rizzo grounded out to first
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Contreras grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Schwarber: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Strike looking, Ozuna grounded out to shortstop
    • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Molina lined out to right
    • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gyorko lined out to right
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Foul, Zobrist lined out to left
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Heyward struck out swinging
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Strike swinging, Carpenter flied out to left
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bader struck out swinging
    • T. Pham: Pham grounded out to second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)