Cardinals get 1st win over Rangers since 2011 World Series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Matt Carpenter almost homered and almost got picked off in the same decisive inning that pushed the St. Louis Cardinals to their first victory over Texas since the 2011 World Series.

Carpenter was initially given a two-run homer in the fifth inning after his opposite-field shot that hit the wide pad atop the 14-foot wall in left field, bounced up and came back down into the field of play. That was changed to an RBI double on replay review after the Rangers challenged the call, but still ignited a five-run outburst.

''That was big ... let's figure out a way, able to break through and have a big inning,'' manager Mike Shildt said. ''It was a big hit, but more importantly we were able to do something with it.''

Ariel Jurado (1-2) had Carpenter picked off after the overturned call in the fifth, but second baseman Rougned Odor dropped the ball for an error. The Rangers starter was done after walking the next batter.

Paul DeJong, who later homered and had a season-high four RBIs, then greeted reliever Jeanmar Gomez with a two-run double into the left field corner that made it 4-0. After another walk, Jose Martinez had an RBI single and a groundout by Yadier Molina sent home another run.

''That's kind of our identity as an offense, be able to grind out at-bats, take advantage of the mistakes,'' DeJong said.

''Obviously, that fifth inning was the big one,'' Rangers manager Chris Woodward said. ''We just couldn't seem to stop the bleeding. They hit a couple balls hard but also ground balls found holes. ... A little unfortunate.''

DeJong drove in the first St. Louis run with a groundout in the third after a wild pitch and a throwing error by the Rangers. His solo homer in the ninth was his eighth of the season.

Cardinals rookie right-hander Dakota Hudson (3-3) struck out five and allowed two runs over six innings.

The Cardinals had lost seven regular season games in a row against Texas since their World Series title eight years ago, when DeJong was a freshman in college. They were swept in three-game home series in 2013 and 2016, and lost the opener of this series Friday night.

More recently, St. Louis had lost three in a row and 12 of 15 games this season after an 18-win April. The Rangers had scored 29 runs in a three-game winning streak.

Thunderstorms with heavy rain delayed the start of Saturday's scheduled midafternoon game by 2 hours, 11 minutes. There was no more rain until the game finished in a downpour that started when the Rangers were batting in the ninth.

Ronald Guzman led off the Rangers fifth with a single and scored on a double by Isiah Kiner-Falefa before he later came home on a groundout by Willie Calhoun , who has six RBIs in four games since being called up by the Rangers earlier in the week.

''He's had really quality at-bats ever since he got here.'' Woodward said of Calhoun, who has hits in all four games.

LONG, LONG TIME

The series opener was the first regular-season game in Arlington for the Cardinals since June 13, 2004 - a gap of 5,451 games. According to Elias, that had been the longest active gap in MLB, and the fifth-longest since interleague play began in 1997. ... The Cardinals still have more postseason wins (four) than regular-season wins (three) against Texas.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: SS Danny Santana was hit by a fastball on his right ankle when batting in the ninth inning. He was lifted for a pinch-runner before Guzman grounded into a game-ending double play. Woodward said X-rays were negative and that Santana has a bruised ankle.

UP NEXT

Cardinals: RHP Jack Flaherty (4-3, 4.34 ERA), the Cardinals' first-round draft pick in 2014, is 2-8 with a 4.94 ERA in 16 career starts when facing an opponent for the first time.

Rangers: LHP Drew Smyly (0-3, 6.85) is still looking for his first MLB win since 2016, before his Tommy John surgery in July 2017. He has never pitched against St. Louis.

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STL24-22
0010510018100
TEX20-23
000020000262
  • W: D. Hudson (3-3)L: A. Jurado (1-2)
  • HR: STL - P. DeJong (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 3B51210001.206.320.353.6735.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B32000202.258.353.449.8024.0
P. DeJong SS42241102.322.413.563.97613.0
M. Ozuna LF41110132.226.309.506.8142.5
J. Martinez DH50110012.331.383.456.8381.5
Y. Molina C50210001.274.295.423.7184.0
D. Fowler RF30000221.274.406.385.7901.0
K. Wong 2B50000005.243.356.399.7550.0
H. Bader CF42200010.247.371.420.7913.5
D. Hudson P0000-000.083.154.083.000-
J. Gant P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Martinez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Choo DH30000112.288.391.503.8940.5
    W. Calhoun LF40110001.450.450.8001.2502.0
    N. Mazara RF30000112.250.315.432.7470.5
    J. Gallo CF40100003.275.409.6451.0541.0
    A. Cabrera 3B40000003.219.299.422.7200.0
    R. Odor 2B40000011.164.236.353.590-0.5
    D. Santana SS30000021.309.353.489.8420.0
    L. Forsythe PR00000000.321.421.528.9490.0
    R. Guzman 1B41200001.218.295.509.8043.0
    I. Kiner-Falefa C31210011.211.310.329.6394.5
    A. Jurado P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    B. Martin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    J. Springs P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Carpenter (8), P. DeJong (16), Y. Molina (13)
      • HR - P. DeJong (8)
      • RBI - M. Carpenter (12), P. DeJong 4 (23), M. Ozuna (40), J. Martinez (21), Y. Molina (31)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Ozuna (18)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Ozuna 2 (2), J. Martinez 2 (2), K. Wong 5 (5)
      BATTING
      • 2B - I. Kiner-Falefa (4)
      • RBI - W. Calhoun (6), I. Kiner-Falefa (12)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - W. Calhoun, J. Gallo, A. Cabrera 2 (2), D. Santana, I. Kiner-Falefa
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Wong-DeJong-Goldschmidt)
      FIELDING
      • E - R. Guzman (2), R. Odor (3)
      • PB - I. Kiner-Falefa (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Hudson (W, 3-3)6.05222504.401.7021.5
      J. Gant2.01000001.370.685.0
      C. Martinez1.00000100.000.003.5
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Hudson (W, 3-3)6.0
      J. Gant2.0
      C. Martinez1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Jurado (L, 1-2)4.15421402.201.101.0
      J. Gomez0.12221008.161.88-5.0
      B. Martin1.00001007.531.402.0
      K. Dowdy0.11112107.481.94-3.5
      J. Springs3.02111214.501.696.0
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Jurado (L, 1-2)4.1
      J. Gomez0.1
      B. Martin1.0
      K. Dowdy0.1
      J. Springs3.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - C. Martinez
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hudson 87-54, J. Gant 37-25, C. Martinez 12-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hudson 8-5, J. Gant 4-2, C. Martinez 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Hudson 25, J. Gant 7, C. Martinez 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - A. Jurado
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Jurado 76-49, J. Gomez 12-6, B. Martin 16-7, K. Dowdy 20-10, J. Springs 50-34
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Jurado 6-4, J. Gomez 1-0, B. Martin 1-2, J. Springs 2-5
      • Batters Faced - A. Jurado 20, J. Gomez 4, B. Martin 4, K. Dowdy 4, J. Springs 12
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      STL24-22
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      TEX20-23
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Carpenter 3B51210001.206.320.353.6735.0
      P. Goldschmidt 1B32000202.258.353.449.8024.0
      P. DeJong SS42241102.322.413.563.97613.0
      M. Ozuna LF41110132.226.309.506.8142.5
      J. Martinez DH50110012.331.383.456.8381.5
      Y. Molina C50210001.274.295.423.7184.0
      D. Fowler RF30000221.274.406.385.7901.0
      K. Wong 2B50000005.243.356.399.7550.0
      H. Bader CF42200010.247.371.420.7913.5
      D. Hudson P0000-000.083.154.083.000-
      J. Gant P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      C. Martinez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      Total38810816716-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        S. Choo DH30000112.288.391.503.8940.5
        W. Calhoun LF40110001.450.450.8001.2502.0
        N. Mazara RF30000112.250.315.432.7470.5
        J. Gallo CF40100003.275.409.6451.0541.0
        A. Cabrera 3B40000003.219.299.422.7200.0
        R. Odor 2B40000011.164.236.353.590-0.5
        D. Santana SS30000021.309.353.489.8420.0
        L. Forsythe PR00000000.321.421.528.9490.0
        R. Guzman 1B41200001.218.295.509.8043.0
        I. Kiner-Falefa C31210011.211.310.329.6394.5
        A. Jurado P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        J. Gomez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        B. Martin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        K. Dowdy P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        J. Springs P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        Total3226202615-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Carpenter (8), P. DeJong (16), Y. Molina (13)
          • HR - P. DeJong (8)
          • RBI - M. Carpenter (12), P. DeJong 4 (23), M. Ozuna (40), J. Martinez (21), Y. Molina (31)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Ozuna (18)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Ozuna 2 (2), J. Martinez 2 (2), K. Wong 5 (5)
          BATTING
          • 2B - I. Kiner-Falefa (4)
          • RBI - W. Calhoun (6), I. Kiner-Falefa (12)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - W. Calhoun, J. Gallo, A. Cabrera 2 (2), D. Santana, I. Kiner-Falefa
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Wong-DeJong-Goldschmidt)
          FIELDING
          • E - R. Guzman (2), R. Odor (3)
          • PB - I. Kiner-Falefa (3)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Hudson (W, 3-3)6.05222504.401.7021.5
          J. Gant2.01000001.370.685.0
          C. Martinez1.00000100.000.003.5
          Total9.0622260---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Hudson (W, 3-3)6.0
          J. Gant2.0
          C. Martinez1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          A. Jurado (L, 1-2)4.15421402.201.101.0
          J. Gomez0.12221008.161.88-5.0
          B. Martin1.00001007.531.402.0
          K. Dowdy0.11112107.481.94-3.5
          J. Springs3.02111214.501.696.0
          Total9.01086671---
          PITCHERSIP
          A. Jurado (L, 1-2)4.1
          J. Gomez0.1
          B. Martin1.0
          K. Dowdy0.1
          J. Springs3.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - C. Martinez
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hudson 87-54, J. Gant 37-25, C. Martinez 12-6
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hudson 8-5, J. Gant 4-2, C. Martinez 1-0
          • Batters Faced - D. Hudson 25, J. Gant 7, C. Martinez 3
          PITCHING
          • WP - A. Jurado
          • Pitches-Strikes - A. Jurado 76-49, J. Gomez 12-6, B. Martin 16-7, K. Dowdy 20-10, J. Springs 50-34
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Jurado 6-4, J. Gomez 1-0, B. Martin 1-2, J. Springs 2-5
          • Batters Faced - A. Jurado 20, J. Gomez 4, B. Martin 4, K. Dowdy 4, J. Springs 12
          • 9TH INNING
            DeJong homered to left center82
          • 6TH INNING
            Ozuna singled to center, Goldschmidt scored, DeJong to third72
          • 5TH INNING
            Calhoun grounded out to first, Kiner-Falefa scored62
            Kiner-Falefa doubled to left center, Guzman scored61
            Molina grounded out to second, Ozuna scored, Martinez to second60
            Martinez singled to right, DeJong scored, Ozuna to third50
            DeJong doubled to deep left, Carpenter and Goldschmidt scored40
            Carpenter doubled to deep left, Bader scored20
          • 3RD INNING
            DeJong grounded out to shortstop, Bader scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • J. Springs Pitching:
            • P. DeJong: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, DeJong homered to left center
            • M. Ozuna: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ozuna struck out swinging
            • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Foul, Martinez grounded out to second
            • Y. Molina: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Molina doubled to center
            • D. Fowler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Fowler walked
            • K. Wong: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Wong grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Carlos Martinez relieved John Gant
            • R. Odor: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
            • D. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Santana hit by pitch
            • Logan Forsythe ran for Danny Santana
            • R. Guzman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Guzman grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Forsythe out at second
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • J. Springs Pitching:
            • H. Bader: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bader struck out swinging
            • M. Carpenter: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Carpenter flied out to center
            • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Goldschmidt lined out to center
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Gant Pitching:
            • N. Mazara: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Mazara lined out to pitcher
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gallo grounded out to first
            • A. Cabrera: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Cabrera lined out to second
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Jeffrey Springs relieved Kyle Dowdy
            • Y. Molina: Foul, Ball, Foul, Molina popped out to first
            • D. Fowler: Foul, Fowler lined out to second
            • K. Wong: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Wong lined out to center
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • John Gant relieved Dakota Hudson
            • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Guzman fouled out to left
            • I. Kiner-Falefa: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Kiner-Falefa singled to left
            • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Choo grounded out to second, Kiner-Falefa to second
            • W. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Calhoun grounded out to first
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • B. Martin Pitching:
            • H. Bader: Ball, Ball, Bader grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Carpenter flied out to left
            • Kyle Dowdy relieved Brett Martin
            • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Goldschmidt walked
            • P. DeJong: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, DeJong walked, Goldschmidt to second
            • M. Ozuna: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ozuna singled to center, Goldschmidt scored, DeJong to third
            • J. Martinez: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Martinez struck out looking
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • D. Hudson Pitching:
            • A. Cabrera: Strike swinging, Cabrera lined out to center
            • R. Odor: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Odor grounded out to second
            • D. Santana: Santana flied out to deep left
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • A. Jurado Pitching:
            • K. Wong: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Wong flied out to left
            • H. Bader: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bader reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • M. Carpenter: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Carpenter doubled to deep left, Bader scored
            • P. Goldschmidt: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt walked
            • Jeanmar Gomez relieved Ariel Jurado
            • P. DeJong: Ball, DeJong doubled to deep left, Carpenter and Goldschmidt scored
            • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ozuna walked
            • J. Martinez: Ball, Martinez singled to right, DeJong scored, Ozuna to third
            • Y. Molina: Molina grounded out to second, Ozuna scored, Martinez to second
            • Brett Martin relieved Jeanmar Gomez
            • D. Fowler: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Fowler walked
            • K. Wong: Ball, Wong popped out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 5th (5 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
            • D. Hudson Pitching:
            • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Guzman singled to center
            • I. Kiner-Falefa: Ball, Kiner-Falefa doubled to left center, Guzman scored
            • S. Choo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Choo grounded out to second, Kiner-Falefa to third
            • W. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Calhoun grounded out to first, Kiner-Falefa scored
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mazara walked
            • J. Gallo: Gallo grounded out to second
            • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • A. Jurado Pitching:
            • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Martinez lined out to left
            • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Molina grounded out to third
            • D. Fowler: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Fowler struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Hudson Pitching:
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Ball, Gallo singled to right
            • A. Cabrera: Cabrera flied out to deep left
            • R. Odor: Odor lined out to right
            • D. Santana: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Santana struck out looking
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • A. Jurado Pitching:
            • H. Bader: Ball, Foul, Foul, Bader singled to right
            • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Carpenter lined out to right
            • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Goldschmidt reached on fielder's choice to second, Bader to second on 1st baseman Guzman throwing error
            • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Ball, Bader to third, Goldschmidt to second on wild pitch, Foul, DeJong grounded out to shortstop, Bader scored
            • M. Ozuna: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ozuna struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • D. Hudson Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
            • W. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Calhoun grounded out to second
            • N. Mazara: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • A. Jurado Pitching:
            • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Martinez grounded out to third
            • Y. Molina: Ball, Foul, Ball, Molina singled to left
            • D. Fowler: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Fowler struck out on foul tip
            • K. Wong: Strike looking, Wong grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • D. Hudson Pitching:
            • R. Odor: Ball, Odor grounded out to second
            • D. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Guzman singled to right center
            • I. Kiner-Falefa: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Kiner-Falefa struck out looking
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • A. Jurado Pitching:
            • M. Carpenter: Strike swinging, Foul, Carpenter singled to right
            • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Carpenter to second on passed ball, Goldschmidt grounded out to third
            • P. DeJong: Ball, DeJong flied out to deep center
            • M. Ozuna: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ozuna struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • D. Hudson Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Choo walked
            • W. Calhoun: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Calhoun singled to right, Choo to third
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Foul, Mazara reached on fielder's choice to third, Choo out at home, Calhoun to second
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Foul, Gallo fouled out to third
            • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Cabrera grounded out to second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)