Ozuna homers in 10th as Cardinals top Rockies 5-4

ST. LOUIS (AP) Marcell Ozuna had always dreamed of hitting a game-ending homer, and finally did it.

Ozuna got the his first of his career in the 10th inning Monday night, and the St. Louis Cardinals snapped Colorado's four-game win streak with a 5-4 victory over the Rockies.

''I've been working on it so many times,'' Ozuna said. ''I was in that situation before and I couldn't get it. Today was the time.''

Ozuna connected against Jake McGee (1-4), sending a one-out drive deep to center for his 13th homer of the season. The slugger also extended his homer streak to three straight games.

''Missed my spot over the middle of the plate. He was looking fastball too,'' McGee said. ''Got to be a little more careful especially with a home run hitter like that.''

Dakota Hudson (1-0) got three outs for his first career win.

St. Louis has won eight games on game-ending hits this season and has won three of its last four contests.

Colorado took a 4-0 lead when Nolan Arenado hit his fifth career grand slam in the fifth inning off Daniel Poncedeleon, who replaced Carlos Martinez when the right-hander departed with a mild shoulder strain with two outs.

Arenado went deep for the third time in four games. The drive to center gave him 79 RBIs, one behind Cincinnati's Eugenio Suarez for the National League lead.

Martinez was activated from the disabled list prior to the game. He missed his previous start with a right oblique strain.

''He just said my shoulder is sore but I can still go,'' Cardinals interim manager Mike Shildt said. ''The velocity was down a little bit. We just looked at it and went out and the rest was what it was.''

Colorado left-hander Tyler Anderson allowed four runs in six-plus innings. He was replaced by Scott Oberg after he walked the first three batters in the seventh.

''That ended up costing us the game so it's obviously pretty bad,'' Anderson said. ''I just felt like I didn't know where the ball was going there.''

Dexter Fowler then struck out, but Harrison Bader walked and Matt Carpenter hit a tying two-run single with two out.

Charlie Blackmon singled off Martinez in the fifth to extend his hitting streak to 12 games, matching his season high.

Gerardo Parra initially scored on a pitch from Poncedeleon to Anderson that sailed to the backstop in the sixth inning. The call was overturned after the Cardinals challenged the ruling on the field that Parra evaded Poncedeleon's tag.

Jedd Gyorko homered in the fifth inning for St. Louis. It was Gyorko's first since July 5 and No. 8 on the season.

''That's a huge answer right there,'' Shildt said. ''Come back, it's 4-1 and get them on their heels a little bit.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: RHP Chad Bettis (right middle finger blister) threw a pregame side session. He is scheduled for a rehab start with Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday.

Cardinals: RHP Luke Gregerson was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right shoulder impingement. This is the third stint on the disabled list for Gregerson, who missed 52 games with the same injury from May 16 through July 13. LHP Chasen Shreve was added to the roster after he was acquired in a trade with the New York Yankees on Saturday, and LHP Tyler Webb was optioned to Triple-A Memphis.

UP NEXT

Rockies RHP Jon Gray (8-7, 5.16 ERA) will face Cardinals RHP Jack Flaherty (4-5, 3.28 ERA) in the second game of the four-game series Tuesday night. Gray has a 1.26 ERA in 14 1/3 innings since being recalled from Albuquerque on July 14. Flaherty will be making his first career appearance against Colorado. He has failed to pitch into the sixth inning in his last four starts.

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  • W: D. Hudson (1-0)L: J. McGee (1-4)
  • HR: COL - N. Arenado (28), STL - J. Gyorko (8), M. Ozuna (13)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF51100012.290.359.501.8611.5
I. Desmond 1B21000300.240.313.459.7714.0
N. Arenado 3B51241012.308.392.599.9919.5
C. Gonzalez RF50100012.286.333.490.8230.5
R. McMahon 2B50100022.221.287.356.6430.0
T. Murphy C50000035.263.282.461.743-1.5
G. Parra LF41200000.285.337.386.7233.0
G. Hampson SS30200111.300.417.450.8674.5
T. Anderson P30000032.108.195.108.303-1.5
S. Oberg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Oh P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- T. Story PH10000001.289.352.537.8880.0
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. McGee P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Oh in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 1B40320100.277.387.569.9556.0
Y. Molina C50000016.287.331.484.815-0.5
P. DeJong SS50000032.249.326.428.754-1.5
M. Ozuna LF42111101.268.312.396.7088.0
J. Gyorko 3B31211100.252.329.416.7458.0
Y. Munoz 2B31000111.290.351.443.7941.5
D. Fowler RF40100013.179.274.301.5752.5
H. Bader CF31010121.265.338.400.7382.0
C. Martinez P10000010.242.235.394.629-0.5
D. Poncedeleon P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
a- J. Martinez PH10000003.294.358.459.8170.0
L. Weaver PR0000-000.182.206.182.000-
J. Hicks P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Norris P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- G. Garcia PH10000001.240.324.355.6790.0
D. Hudson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Poncedeleon in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Norris in the 9th
BATTING
  • HR - N. Arenado (28)
  • RBI - N. Arenado 4 (79)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Arenado 4 (22)
BATTING
  • HR - M. Ozuna (13), J. Gyorko (8)
  • RBI - M. Carpenter 2 (55), M. Ozuna (58), J. Gyorko (31), H. Bader (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Carpenter 2 (23)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - G. Hampson
BASERUNNING
  • SB - D. Fowler (5)
FIELDING
  • E - C. Martinez (3), D. Poncedeleon
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson6.03443513.691.1710.5
S. Oberg (BS, 4)0.21001102.871.24-1.5
S. Oh1.11000102.551.012.5
A. Ottavino1.01001101.400.901.5
J. McGee (L, 1-4)0.11110116.111.47-6.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson6.0
S. Oberg (BS, 4)0.2
S. Oh1.1
A. Ottavino1.0
J. McGee (L, 1-4)0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Martinez4.24221903.411.389.5
D. Poncedeleon2.12222211.930.751.0
J. Hicks1.01000003.131.152.0
B. Norris1.01000003.071.072.0
D. Hudson (W, 1-0)1.01001100.001.008.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Martinez4.2
D. Poncedeleon2.1
J. Hicks1.0
B. Norris1.0
D. Hudson (W, 1-0)1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - A. Ottavino (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 88-57, S. Oberg 17-9, S. Oh 17-11, A. Ottavino 14-9, J. McGee 9-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 4-9, S. Oberg 1-0, A. Ottavino 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 24, S. Oberg 4, S. Oh 5, A. Ottavino 5, J. McGee 2
  • Balks - T. Anderson (2)
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Martinez 81-57, D. Poncedeleon 42-23, J. Hicks 10-6, B. Norris 18-11, D. Hudson 19-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Martinez 2-3, D. Poncedeleon 2-2, J. Hicks 2-1, B. Norris 3-0, D. Hudson 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Martinez 19, D. Poncedeleon 10, J. Hicks 4, B. Norris 4, D. Hudson 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF51100012.290.359.501.8611.5
I. Desmond 1B21000300.240.313.459.7714.0
N. Arenado 3B51241012.308.392.599.9919.5
C. Gonzalez RF50100012.286.333.490.8230.5
R. McMahon 2B50100022.221.287.356.6430.0
T. Murphy C50000035.263.282.461.743-1.5
G. Parra LF41200000.285.337.386.7233.0
G. Hampson SS30200111.300.417.450.8674.5
T. Anderson P30000032.108.195.108.303-1.5
S. Oberg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Oh P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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J. McGee P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Total38494141217-----
  • a-grounded out for Oh in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 1B40320100.277.387.569.9556.0
Y. Molina C50000016.287.331.484.815-0.5
P. DeJong SS50000032.249.326.428.754-1.5
M. Ozuna LF42111101.268.312.396.7088.0
J. Gyorko 3B31211100.252.329.416.7458.0
Y. Munoz 2B31000111.290.351.443.7941.5
D. Fowler RF40100013.179.274.301.5752.5
H. Bader CF31010121.265.338.400.7382.0
C. Martinez P10000010.242.235.394.629-0.5
D. Poncedeleon P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
a- J. Martinez PH10000003.294.358.459.8170.0
L. Weaver PR0000-000.182.206.182.000-
J. Hicks P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Norris P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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D. Hudson P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Poncedeleon in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Norris in the 9th
BATTING
  • HR - N. Arenado (28)
  • RBI - N. Arenado 4 (79)
  • 2-Out RBI - N. Arenado 4 (22)
BATTING
  • HR - M. Ozuna (13), J. Gyorko (8)
  • RBI - M. Carpenter 2 (55), M. Ozuna (58), J. Gyorko (31), H. Bader (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Carpenter 2 (23)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - G. Hampson
BASERUNNING
  • SB - D. Fowler (5)
FIELDING
  • E - C. Martinez (3), D. Poncedeleon
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson6.03443513.691.1710.5
S. Oberg (BS, 4)0.21001102.871.24-1.5
S. Oh1.11000102.551.012.5
A. Ottavino1.01001101.400.901.5
J. McGee (L, 1-4)0.11110116.111.47-6.5
Total9.1755592---
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson6.0
S. Oberg (BS, 4)0.2
S. Oh1.1
A. Ottavino1.0
J. McGee (L, 1-4)0.1
Total9.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Martinez4.24221903.411.389.5
D. Poncedeleon2.12222211.930.751.0
J. Hicks1.01000003.131.152.0
B. Norris1.01000003.071.072.0
D. Hudson (W, 1-0)1.01001100.001.008.5
Total10.09444121---
PITCHERSIP
C. Martinez4.2
D. Poncedeleon2.1
J. Hicks1.0
B. Norris1.0
D. Hudson (W, 1-0)1.0
Total10.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - A. Ottavino (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 88-57, S. Oberg 17-9, S. Oh 17-11, A. Ottavino 14-9, J. McGee 9-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 4-9, S. Oberg 1-0, A. Ottavino 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 24, S. Oberg 4, S. Oh 5, A. Ottavino 5, J. McGee 2
  • Balks - T. Anderson (2)
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Martinez 81-57, D. Poncedeleon 42-23, J. Hicks 10-6, B. Norris 18-11, D. Hudson 19-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Martinez 2-3, D. Poncedeleon 2-2, J. Hicks 2-1, B. Norris 3-0, D. Hudson 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Martinez 19, D. Poncedeleon 10, J. Hicks 4, B. Norris 4, D. Hudson 5
  • 10TH INNING
    Ozuna homered to center45
  • 7TH INNING
    Carpenter singled to right center, Munoz and Bader scored, Martinez to second44
    Bader walked, Ozuna scored, Gyorko to third, Munoz to second42
  • 5TH INNING
    Gyorko homered to left41
    Arenado homered to center, Parra, Blackmon and Desmond scored40
  • 10TH INNING
    • Dakota Hudson pitching
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Desmond walked
    • N. Arenado: Strike swinging, Arenado lined out to right
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez reached on fielder's choice to third, Desmond out at second
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Ball, Ball, McMahon singled to left center, Gonzalez to second
    • T. Murphy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 10th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jake McGee relieved Adam Ottavino
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
    • M. Ozuna: Strike swinging, Ball, Ozuna homered to center
  • 9TH INNING
    • Bud Norris relieved Jordan Hicks
    • G. Parra: Parra grounded bunt out to third
    • G. Hampson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hampson singled to right
    • Trevor Story hit for Seung-Hwan Oh
    • T. Story: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Hampson stole second, Story grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Adam Ottavino pitching
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Fowler singled to center
    • H. Bader: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Fowler stole second, Strike swinging, Bader struck out swinging
    • Greg Garcia hit for Bud Norris
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia grounded out to shortstop, Fowler to third
    • M. Carpenter: Carpenter intentionally walked
    • Y. Molina: Molina lined out to right
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Jordan Hicks pitching
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike looking, Arenado reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Arenado out at second
    • R. McMahon: McMahon grounded out to second, Gonzalez to second
    • T. Murphy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Murphy lined out to right
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Oh Pitching:
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, DeJong struck out looking
    • M. Ozuna: Strike looking, Ball, Ozuna lined out to second
    • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Ball, Gyorko singled to left
    • Y. Munoz: Ball, Strike looking, Munoz flied out to right
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • D. Poncedeleon Pitching:
    • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon lined out to center
    • I. Desmond: Foul, Desmond grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ozuna walked
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gyorko walked, Ozuna to second
    • Y. Munoz: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Munoz walked, Ozuna to third, Gyorko to second
    • Scott Oberg relieved Tyler Anderson
    • D. Fowler: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Fowler struck out swinging
    • H. Bader: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bader walked, Ozuna scored, Gyorko to third, Munoz to second
    • Jose Martinez hit for Daniel Poncedeleon
    • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Martinez reached on fielder's choice to third, Gyorko out at home, Munoz to third, Bader to second
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Carpenter singled to right center, Munoz and Bader scored, Martinez to second
    • Seung-Hwan Oh relieved Scott Oberg
    • Luke Weaver ran for Jose Martinez
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Molina flied out to left
    • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • D. Poncedeleon Pitching:
    • R. McMahon: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, McMahon flied out to center
    • T. Murphy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Parra singled to right
    • G. Hampson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Parra to third on Poncedeleon fielding error, Ball, Ball, Hampson walked
    • T. Anderson: Ball, Parra out at home
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • D. Poncedeleon: Strike looking, Poncedeleon grounded out to third
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Carpenter singled to center
    • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Molina flied out to deep center
    • P. DeJong: Ball, DeJong flied out to right
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Martinez Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Parra singled to left
    • G. Hampson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hampson struck out swinging
    • T. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Anderson struck out bunting foul
    • C. Blackmon: Strike swinging, Blackmon singled to center, Parra to third
    • Daniel Poncedeleon relieved Carlos Martinez
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Desmond walked, Blackmon to second
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado homered to center, Parra, Blackmon and Desmond scored
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Ball, Gyorko homered to left
    • Y. Munoz: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Munoz struck out swinging
    • D. Fowler: Fowler flied out to center
    • H. Bader: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bader struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • C. Martinez Pitching:
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Desmond walked
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Arenado struck out looking
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez singled to right, Desmond to third
    • R. McMahon: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
    • T. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Murphy popped out to first
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Molina grounded out to third
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
    • M. Ozuna: Foul, Foul, Ozuna lined out to left
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • C. Martinez Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Parra lined out to left
    • G. Hampson: Hampson singled to left
    • T. Anderson: Foul, Foul, Hampson to third on Martinez fielding error, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Blackmon grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • H. Bader: Bader fouled out to right
    • C. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Foul, Ball, Carpenter lined out to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • C. Martinez Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • R. McMahon: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
    • T. Murphy: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gyorko grounded out to shortstop
    • Y. Munoz: Ball, Munoz grounded out to third
    • D. Fowler: Fowler flied out to deep center
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • C. Martinez Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • I. Desmond: Foul, Strike looking, Desmond grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Carpenter reached on an infield single to second
    • Y. Molina: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Molina struck out on foul tip
    • P. DeJong: Strike swinging, DeJong popped out to second
    • M. Ozuna: Carpenter to second on balk, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ozuna lined out to left
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)