Frazier, Williams lead Pirates to 2-1 win over Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) Trevor Williams didn't have his prettiest outing, but he'll take it.

Adam Frazier opened the game with a homer, Starling Marte drove in the game-winner and Williams allowed one run in seven solid innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Friday night.

Marte's RBI single off of Andrew Miller (1-2) broke a 1-1 tie in the eighth and helped the Pirates snap a two-game skid.

Williams (2-1) stranded seven runners through the first four innings, and pitched around two fielding errors in the fourth inning. He allowed nine hits and limited the Cardinals to one hit in seven at-bats with runners in scoring position.

''You really try to bear down with runners in scoring position, especially in a one-run ballgame,'' Williams said. ''It's just pitch execution and trusting your gut and trusting your instincts and trusting your catcher and executing the pitch.''

The Cardinals finished with one hit in nine at-bats with runners in scoring position, one night after getting a whopping 11 hits in that situation. St. Louis lost for the seventh time in nine games.

''He threw the ball very well, one of the best performances we've seen against us this year and he deserves credit for that,'' Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said. ''He did a nice job. Made a lot, a lot of quality pitches all night and was able to make pitches and we weren't able to execute when we had runners on base. That's what it came down to.''

The only run allowed by Williams was shift-aided. Paul DeJong grounded a slow roller to second, but Frazier was playing on the third base side of the bag and couldn't get to the ball in time to make a throw. The infield hit scored Yairo Munoz, tying the game 1-1 in the seventh inning.

''Williams sets this whole thing up,'' Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. ''Seven strong, six mishit balls in the seventh inning to score a run off of him. All the outs (in the seventh) were mishit. The base hits were mishit and its 11 guys retired on three pitches or less only and one 3-ball count. This is a craftsman at work out there.''

Williams pounded the strike zone, getting ahead of 25 of the 31 batters he faced.

''Hats off to Trevor,'' Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong said. ''He pitched a really good game. Kept us off balance the entire night. We put together some hits, man. We just couldn't drive them in.''

Kyle Crick pitched out of a jam in the eighth inning with runners on first and third. Felipe Vazquez struck out Paul Goldschmidt to cap a perfect ninth and earn his 11th save.

Frazier drove a 3-2 fastball from Adam Wainwright over the right field wall to give the Pirates a 1-0 lead. It was the second time this year - and fourth time in his career - that Frazier began a game with a home run.

The Pirates' Josh Bell extended his hitting streak to 10 games in the first inning and saved a run with a diving stop on a smash by Matt Carpenter that ended the second inning.

''He's come around a lot this year defensively,'' Williams said. ''It's gone from holding your breath to he's making the play. It's been fun to watch all the work that he's put in off the field that you guys don't see . he really takes pride in his first base and its showing this year.''

Wainwright went a season-high seven innings and retired the final 10 batters he faced. He struck out eight - five looking - and allowed five hits and no walks.

BATTERY MATES

It was the 250th time that Yadier Molina caught a Wainwright start, moving the duo to ninth all-time in the majors ahead of Early Wynn and Jim Hegan (1949-1957 Cleveland Indians).

YADI HONORED

Molina was presented with the 2018 Roberto Clemente Award before the game for to his humanitarian efforts in his native Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. Luis Clemente, the second-oldest son of Roberto, and Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith presented the award.

TRAINING ROOM

Pirates: RHP Chris Archer (right thumb irritation) threw a four-inning, 60-pitch simulated game to teammates Corey Dickerson, Lonnie Chisenhall and Elias Diaz on Friday. He said he had no issues griping the ball on any of his pitches.

''I threw everything, everything felt fine, no pitch was affected, body feels good,'' Archer said. ''I'm not sure exactly where we go from here, but I'm ready to pitch five days from now in a big league game.''

Cardinals: RHP Carlos Martinez (right shoulder cuff strain) threw a scoreless inning of relief, striking out two and giving up a hit, at Triple-A Memphis on Friday night. He is still considered two weeks away.

UP NEXT

The Pirates will send RHP Jordan Lyles (2-1, 2.20 ERA) to the mound against the Cardinals and RHP Miles Mikolas (4-2, 4.02 ERA) in the third of a four-game series on Saturday. Lyles gave up one run in a season-high 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against Oakland on Sunday. Mikolas pitched seven scoreless innings and didn't walk a batter for the first time this season against Philadelphia on Monday.

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  • W: T. Williams (2-1)L: A. Miller (1-2)S: F. Vazquez (11)
  • HR: PIT - A. Frazier (2)
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J. Bell 1B40200000.300.372.6311.0022.0
B. Reynolds LF40100022.348.375.543.9180.0
C. Moran 3B30200100.247.322.403.7243.0
F. Cervelli C40000025.170.264.223.488-1.0
C. Tucker SS41100002.193.233.298.5322.0
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  • a-singled for Williams in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 3B50000014.207.322.345.666-0.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B50300010.263.339.462.8012.5
P. DeJong SS40110022.327.406.573.9791.0
M. Ozuna LF40200002.252.338.547.8842.0
J. Martinez RF20000202.340.403.462.8662.0
Y. Molina C40100013.288.313.432.7450.5
D. Fowler CF40100022.300.407.400.8070.0
J. Hicks P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
K. Wong 2B40100003.244.362.407.7691.0
A. Wainwright P10000001.077.143.077.2200.0
a- Y. Munoz PH11100000.375.400.417.8172.0
A. Miller P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-singled for Wainwright in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - A. Frazier (2)
  • RBI - A. Frazier (8), S. Marte (17)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Reynolds, F. Cervelli 2 (2), C. Tucker 2 (2)
BATTING
  • SH - A. Wainwright (2)
  • RBI - P. DeJong (18)
  • 2-Out RBI - P. DeJong (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Carpenter 3 (3), M. Ozuna 2 (2), Y. Molina 3 (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Tucker-Frazier-Bell; Tucker-Bell)
  • E - M. Cabrera, S. Marte, C. Tucker
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Carpenter-Wong-Goldschmidt; Wong-DeJong-Goldschmidt)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Williams (W, 2-1)7.09111503.401.1522.5
K. Crick (H, 5)1.01001103.000.751.5
F. Vazquez (S, 11)1.00000100.511.1310.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Williams (W, 2-1)7.0
K. Crick (H, 5)1.0
F. Vazquez (S, 11)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Wainwright7.05110814.151.2522.0
A. Miller (L, 1-2)1.03110105.401.72-5.5
J. Hicks1.01001201.880.912.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Wainwright7.0
A. Miller (L, 1-2)1.0
J. Hicks1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Williams 103-73, K. Crick 19-10, F. Vazquez 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Williams 7-9, K. Crick 1-0, F. Vazquez 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Williams 31, K. Crick 4, F. Vazquez 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wainwright 92-58, A. Miller 12-10, J. Hicks 28-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wainwright 9-3, A. Miller 1-0, J. Hicks 1-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Wainwright 25, A. Miller 5, J. Hicks 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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S. Marte CF40110020.232.271.402.6731.0
M. Cabrera RF40000012.324.360.463.823-0.5
J. Bell 1B40200000.300.372.6311.0022.0
B. Reynolds LF40100022.348.375.543.9180.0
C. Moran 3B30200100.247.322.403.7243.0
F. Cervelli C40000025.170.264.223.488-1.0
C. Tucker SS41100002.193.233.298.5322.0
T. Williams P20000010.154.214.154.368-0.5
a- K. Newman PH10100000.417.462.5831.0451.0
K. Crick P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-singled for Williams in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 3B50000014.207.322.345.666-0.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B50300010.263.339.462.8012.5
P. DeJong SS40110022.327.406.573.9791.0
M. Ozuna LF40200002.252.338.547.8842.0
J. Martinez RF20000202.340.403.462.8662.0
Y. Molina C40100013.288.313.432.7450.5
D. Fowler CF40100022.300.407.400.8070.0
J. Hicks P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
K. Wong 2B40100003.244.362.407.7691.0
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  • a-singled for Wainwright in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - A. Frazier (2)
  • RBI - A. Frazier (8), S. Marte (17)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Reynolds, F. Cervelli 2 (2), C. Tucker 2 (2)
BATTING
  • SH - A. Wainwright (2)
  • RBI - P. DeJong (18)
  • 2-Out RBI - P. DeJong (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Carpenter 3 (3), M. Ozuna 2 (2), Y. Molina 3 (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Tucker-Frazier-Bell; Tucker-Bell)
  • E - M. Cabrera, S. Marte, C. Tucker
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Carpenter-Wong-Goldschmidt; Wong-DeJong-Goldschmidt)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Williams (W, 2-1)7.09111503.401.1522.5
K. Crick (H, 5)1.01001103.000.751.5
F. Vazquez (S, 11)1.00000100.511.1310.5
Total9.01011270---
PITCHERSIP
T. Williams (W, 2-1)7.0
K. Crick (H, 5)1.0
F. Vazquez (S, 11)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Wainwright7.05110814.151.2522.0
A. Miller (L, 1-2)1.03110105.401.72-5.5
J. Hicks1.01001201.880.912.0
Total9.09221111---
PITCHERSIP
A. Wainwright7.0
A. Miller (L, 1-2)1.0
J. Hicks1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Williams 103-73, K. Crick 19-10, F. Vazquez 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Williams 7-9, K. Crick 1-0, F. Vazquez 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Williams 31, K. Crick 4, F. Vazquez 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wainwright 92-58, A. Miller 12-10, J. Hicks 28-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wainwright 9-3, A. Miller 1-0, J. Hicks 1-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Wainwright 25, A. Miller 5, J. Hicks 5
  • 8TH INNING
    Marte singled to right, Tucker scored, Newman to second21
  • 7TH INNING
    DeJong reached on an infield single to second, Munoz scored, Goldschmidt to second11
  • 1ST INNING
    Frazier homered to right10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Harrison Bader in center field
    • Jordan Hicks pitching
    • J. Bell: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bell reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • B. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • C. Moran: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moran walked, Bell to second
    • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cervelli struck out swinging
    • C. Tucker: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Tucker reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Moran out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Felipe Vazquez relieved Kyle Crick
    • H. Bader: Ball, Ball, Foul, Bader grounded out to second
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Ball, Carpenter flied out to deep left
    • P. Goldschmidt: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Andrew Miller pitching
    • C. Tucker: Tucker singled to left
    • Kevin Newman hit for Trevor Williams
    • K. Newman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Newman singled to shallow right, Tucker to third
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
    • S. Marte: Marte singled to right, Tucker scored, Newman to second
    • M. Cabrera: Foul, Cabrera grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Marte out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Kyle Crick pitching
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Martinez walked
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Molina singled to shallow right center, Martinez to third
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Fowler struck out swinging
    • K. Wong: Ball, Strike swinging, Wong grounded into double play shortstop to first, Molina out at second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • B. Reynolds: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Reynolds grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Moran: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Moran fouled out to third
    • F. Cervelli: Cervelli grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • K. Wong: Wong flied out to center
    • Yairo Munoz hit for Adam Wainwright
    • Y. Munoz: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Munoz reached on an infield single to second
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Ball, Carpenter flied out to left
    • P. Goldschmidt: Foul, Ball, Goldschmidt singled to shallow right, Munoz to third
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, DeJong reached on an infield single to second, Munoz scored, Goldschmidt to second
    • M. Ozuna: Strike swinging, Ozuna flied out to deep right
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • S. Marte: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cabrera grounded out to second
    • J. Bell: Bell grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Martinez grounded out to pitcher
    • Y. Molina: Foul, Ball, Ball, Molina flied out to deep center
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul tip, Fowler struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • C. Tucker: Ball, Tucker grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Williams: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Frazier struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Goldschmidt grounded out to pitcher
    • P. DeJong: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, DeJong popped out to third
    • M. Ozuna: Ozuna flied out to deep center
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cabrera lined out to third
    • J. Bell: Ball, Ball, Bell grounded out to first
    • B. Reynolds: Reynolds singled to shallow center
    • C. Moran: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Moran singled to center, Reynolds to third
    • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Cervelli struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Ball, Foul, Molina lined out to left
    • D. Fowler: Fowler singled to right center, Fowler to second on right fielder Cabrera throwing error
    • K. Wong: Ball, Ball, Foul, Wong safe at first on shortstop Tucker fielding error, Fowler to third
    • A. Wainwright: Wainwright hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Wong to second
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Carpenter struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 2 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • T. Williams: Ball, Strike looking, Williams grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Frazier struck out looking
    • S. Marte: Foul, Marte lined out to center
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Goldschmidt singled to right
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ozuna singled to left, Goldschmidt to second
    • J. Martinez: Martinez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Ozuna out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • C. Moran: Strike looking, Moran singled to center
    • F. Cervelli: Cervelli grounded into double play third to second to first, Moran out at second
    • C. Tucker: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Tucker grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Fowler popped out to shortstop
    • K. Wong: Ball, Wong singled to shallow center
    • A. Wainwright: Wainwright grounded out to second, Wong to second
    • M. Carpenter: Foul, Strike looking, Carpenter grounded out to first
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Frazier homered to right
    • S. Marte: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Marte struck out looking
    • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Cabrera struck out looking
    • J. Bell: Ball, Bell singled to shallow right
    • B. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Reynolds struck out looking
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Williams Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Carpenter flied out to left
    • P. Goldschmidt: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt singled to left
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ball, Ozuna singled to shallow center, Goldschmidt to third, Ozuna to second on center fielder Marte fielding error
    • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Martinez walked
    • Y. Molina: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Molina struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)