DeJong's homer, Cards 4 steals help beat Reds 3-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) After sputtering for most of May, the St. Louis Cardinals are running past opponents.

Paul DeJong homered and St. Louis tied its season high with four stolen bases in a 3-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday that completed a 4-1 homestand.

''We're always going to look to attack,'' Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said. ''We don't hold our cards back a whole lot. It's just about opportunity.''

After dropping five games back in the division in late May, St. Louis closed within 2 1/2 games behind the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs and second-place Milwaukee. St. Louis started 20-10 but is just 31-29 overall.

DeJong hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer off Michael Lorenzen (0-1) in the seventh inning, DeJong's ninth home run this season and first since May 18. He had been in a 3-for-43 slide with no extra-base hits.

''Probably too patient, taking too many heaters early in the count,'' DeJong said. ''Today I felt on that last at bat I was sticking to the middle, and it showed up and I put a good swing on it.''

Matt Carpenter, Kolten Wong, Marcell Ozuna and Dexter Fowler swiped bases for the Cardinals, who are tied with Milwaukee for the NL lead with 37. Wong became the only player in the major leagues who has 10 steals without being caught.

St. Louis stole three bases off DeSclafani after not registering a theft in two previous games against him.

''It's not a huge running team, but they do look for opportunities,'' Reds manager David Bell said. ''That's what happened today.''

John Gant (5-0) pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings in his ninth relief appearance of four outs or more this season. He is tied with Adam Wainwright for the team lead in wins.

Jordan Hicks threw a 1-2-3 ninth for his 12th save in 13 chances.

Cardinals starter Dakota Hudson allowed one run and five hits in 6 1/3 innings, which matched his high in 12 starts this season.

''He's a guy that's attacking with his stuff,'' Shildt said. ''He's got such a heavy ball, and he's got the good slider going too. He's on the plate with both of them, ahead in counts. It's a good recipe.''

Anthony DeSclafani gave up one run and six hits in five innings.

''It was a big day for him against a really good team,'' Bell said. ''I feel like the adjustments he's making are showing up on the mound. You hold this team to one run over five innings, that's a good day.''

Harrison Bader singled leading off the third, Hudson sacrificed and Bader realized third base was uncovered and kept on running, sliding in head first. Carpenter singled through the drawn-in infield.

''It just kind of boils down to wanting everything, wanting to be on first, wanting to take that extra base,'' Bader said. ''That was just kind of a hustle play.''

Tucker Barnhart hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cardinals: RHP Mike Mayers (right lat strain) is slated to throw a bullpen session Friday or Saturday according to Shildt.

UP NEXT

Reds: RHP Tyler Mahle (2-5, 4.26) is to start the opener of a three-game series at Philadelphia on Friday night. Mahle allowed three runs in one inning in his lone previous start against the Phillies, last July 26.

Cardinals: RHP Miles Mikolas (4-5, 4.11) starts at the Chicago Cubs in the beginning of a season-high 10-game trip.

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  • W: J. Gant (5-0)L: M. Lorenzen (0-1)S: J. Hicks (12)
  • HR: STL - P. DeJong (9)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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N. Senzel CF30100100.266.331.453.7843.0
J. Votto 1B40000023.246.338.362.700-1.0
E. Suarez 3B40100003.277.353.527.8801.0
D. Dietrich 2B30000100.263.369.6841.0541.0
J. Winker LF31100102.238.316.443.7593.0
Y. Puig RF40100011.210.257.388.6443.5
J. Iglesias SS30000111.294.335.421.7560.5
T. Barnhart C30010020.197.288.336.6240.0
A. DeSclafani P20000002.158.158.158.3160.0
A. Garrett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. VanMeter PH10100000.231.355.308.6632.0
M. Lorenzen P0000-000.125.222.250.000-
W. Peralta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Peraza PH10000000.212.274.333.6070.0
  • a-doubled for Garrett in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Peralta in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 3B40110031.225.336.399.7352.5
J. Gyorko 3B00000000.204.283.315.5980.0
P. DeJong SS41121011.275.372.482.8546.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B40100011.271.358.445.8030.5
M. Ozuna LF40200011.255.329.527.8573.5
D. Fowler RF30100001.248.373.391.7643.0
J. Gant P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Martinez PH10000000.292.350.398.7480.0
J. Hicks P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
K. Wong 2B40100023.237.329.381.7102.0
M. Wieters C40000024.277.300.511.811-1.0
H. Bader CF21100101.238.354.418.7723.0
D. Hudson P10000013.059.111.059.170-0.5
A. Miller P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Munoz RF11100000.311.326.356.6822.0
  • a-grounded out for Gant in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Senzel (8), Y. Puig (5), J. VanMeter (2)
  • SF - T. Barnhart
  • RBI - T. Barnhart (18)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Suarez 3 (3), J. Winker 2 (2), J. Iglesias, A. DeSclafani 2 (2)
BATTING
  • HR - P. DeJong (9)
  • SH - D. Hudson (4)
  • RBI - M. Carpenter (22), P. DeJong 2 (28)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. Goldschmidt, M. Ozuna, M. Wieters, H. Bader, D. Hudson 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - Y. Puig (8)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Carpenter (3), M. Ozuna (5), D. Fowler (4), K. Wong (10)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. DeSclafani5.06111704.701.3510.5
A. Garrett1.01000101.691.202.5
M. Lorenzen (L, 0-1)1.12220313.271.39-4.5
W. Peralta0.20000004.501.090.0
PITCHERSIP
A. DeSclafani5.0
A. Garrett1.0
M. Lorenzen (L, 0-1)1.1
W. Peralta0.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Hudson6.15114303.701.5712.5
A. Miller0.10000103.921.400.5
J. Gant (W, 5-0)1.10000101.100.6710.5
J. Hicks (S, 12)1.00000103.801.1710.5
PITCHERSIP
D. Hudson6.1
A. Miller0.1
J. Gant (W, 5-0)1.1
J. Hicks (S, 12)1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - A. DeSclafani (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. DeSclafani 96-63, A. Garrett 15-11, M. Lorenzen 28-19, W. Peralta 4-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. DeSclafani 4-4, A. Garrett 1-1, M. Lorenzen 1-0, W. Peralta 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. DeSclafani 22, A. Garrett 4, M. Lorenzen 6, W. Peralta 2
PITCHING
  • IBB - D. Hudson (6)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hudson 93-59, A. Miller 4-3, J. Gant 12-9, J. Hicks 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hudson 13-3, J. Hicks 1-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Hudson 28, A. Miller, J. Gant 4, J. Hicks 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
N. Senzel CF30100100.266.331.453.7843.0
J. Votto 1B40000023.246.338.362.700-1.0
E. Suarez 3B40100003.277.353.527.8801.0
D. Dietrich 2B30000100.263.369.6841.0541.0
J. Winker LF31100102.238.316.443.7593.0
Y. Puig RF40100011.210.257.388.6443.5
J. Iglesias SS30000111.294.335.421.7560.5
T. Barnhart C30010020.197.288.336.6240.0
A. DeSclafani P20000002.158.158.158.3160.0
A. Garrett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. VanMeter PH10100000.231.355.308.6632.0
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  • a-doubled for Garrett in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Peralta in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 3B40110031.225.336.399.7352.5
J. Gyorko 3B00000000.204.283.315.5980.0
P. DeJong SS41121011.275.372.482.8546.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B40100011.271.358.445.8030.5
M. Ozuna LF40200011.255.329.527.8573.5
D. Fowler RF30100001.248.373.391.7643.0
J. Gant P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Martinez PH10000000.292.350.398.7480.0
J. Hicks P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
K. Wong 2B40100023.237.329.381.7102.0
M. Wieters C40000024.277.300.511.811-1.0
H. Bader CF21100101.238.354.418.7723.0
D. Hudson P10000013.059.111.059.170-0.5
A. Miller P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Munoz RF11100000.311.326.356.6822.0
Total32393111116-----
  • a-grounded out for Gant in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Senzel (8), Y. Puig (5), J. VanMeter (2)
  • SF - T. Barnhart
  • RBI - T. Barnhart (18)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Suarez 3 (3), J. Winker 2 (2), J. Iglesias, A. DeSclafani 2 (2)
BATTING
  • HR - P. DeJong (9)
  • SH - D. Hudson (4)
  • RBI - M. Carpenter (22), P. DeJong 2 (28)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. Goldschmidt, M. Ozuna, M. Wieters, H. Bader, D. Hudson 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - Y. Puig (8)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Carpenter (3), M. Ozuna (5), D. Fowler (4), K. Wong (10)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. DeSclafani5.06111704.701.3510.5
A. Garrett1.01000101.691.202.5
M. Lorenzen (L, 0-1)1.12220313.271.39-4.5
W. Peralta0.20000004.501.090.0
Total8.09331111---
PITCHERSIP
A. DeSclafani5.0
A. Garrett1.0
M. Lorenzen (L, 0-1)1.1
W. Peralta0.2
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Hudson6.15114303.701.5712.5
A. Miller0.10000103.921.400.5
J. Gant (W, 5-0)1.10000101.100.6710.5
J. Hicks (S, 12)1.00000103.801.1710.5
Total9.0511460---
PITCHERSIP
D. Hudson6.1
A. Miller0.1
J. Gant (W, 5-0)1.1
J. Hicks (S, 12)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - A. DeSclafani (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. DeSclafani 96-63, A. Garrett 15-11, M. Lorenzen 28-19, W. Peralta 4-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. DeSclafani 4-4, A. Garrett 1-1, M. Lorenzen 1-0, W. Peralta 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. DeSclafani 22, A. Garrett 4, M. Lorenzen 6, W. Peralta 2
PITCHING
  • IBB - D. Hudson (6)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hudson 93-59, A. Miller 4-3, J. Gant 12-9, J. Hicks 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hudson 13-3, J. Hicks 1-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Hudson 28, A. Miller, J. Gant 4, J. Hicks 3
  • 7TH INNING
    DeJong homered to left, Munoz scored13
  • 4TH INNING
    Barnhart hit sacrifice fly to left, Winker scored11
  • 3RD INNING
    Carpenter singled to right, Bader scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Jordan Hicks pitching
    • J. Iglesias: Ball, Strike swinging, Iglesias flied out to left
    • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Barnhart struck out swinging
    • Jose Peraza hit for Wandy Peralta
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Peraza grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Jedd Gyorko at third base
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Dietrich flied out to center
    • J. Winker: Ball, Ball, Foul, Winker lined out to pitcher
    • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Puig struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jose Martinez hit for John Gant
    • Jo. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Martinez grounded out to first
    • Wandy Peralta relieved Michael Lorenzen
    • K. Wong: Ball, Wong grounded out to first
    • M. Wieters: Strike swinging, Wieters flied out to right
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • D. Hudson Pitching:
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Barnhart struck out looking
    • Josh VanMeter hit for Amir Garrett
    • J. VanMeter: Foul, VanMeter doubled to left center
    • N. Senzel: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Senzel walked
    • Andrew Miller relieved Dakota Hudson
    • J. Votto: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Votto struck out looking
    • John Gant pitching
    • Yairo Munoz in right field
    • E. Suarez: Suarez popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Michael Lorenzen pitching
    • Y. Munoz: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Munoz singled to left
    • M. Carpenter: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Carpenter struck out swinging
    • P. DeJong: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, DeJong homered to left, Munoz scored
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
    • M. Ozuna: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ozuna struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • D. Hudson Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Dietrich grounded out to second
    • J. Winker: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Winker walked
    • Y. Puig: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Puig reached on fielder's choice to third, Winker out at second
    • J. Iglesias: Ball, Puig stole second, Iglesias grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Amir Garrett relieved Anthony DeSclafani
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Fowler grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Wong: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Wong singled to shallow center
    • M. Wieters: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Wieters struck out swinging, Wong stole second
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Bader flied out to center
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • D. Hudson Pitching:
    • N. Senzel: Strike swinging, Senzel grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Votto: Votto grounded out to second
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Ball, Suarez grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Carpenter struck out swinging
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Ball, DeJong grounded out to shortstop
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Goldschmidt singled to left
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ozuna flied out to deep left
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • D. Hudson Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Dietrich flied out to center
    • J. Winker: Ball, Strike looking, Winker singled to right
    • Y. Puig: Puig doubled to left, Winker to third
    • J. Iglesias: Iglesias intentionally walked
    • T. Barnhart: Strike swinging, Foul, Barnhart hit sacrifice fly to left, Winker scored
    • A. DeSclafani: Ball, Strike swinging, DeSclafani reached on fielder's choice to third, Puig out at third
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
    • M. Ozuna: Ozuna reached on an infield single to third
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Fowler singled to right, Ozuna to third
    • K. Wong: Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Wong struck out swinging
    • M. Wieters: Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Strike swinging, Wieters struck out swinging, Fowler stole second
    • H. Bader: Bader intentionally walked
    • D. Hudson: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hudson struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • D. Hudson Pitching:
    • A. DeSclafani: Ball, Strike looking, DeSclafani grounded out to pitcher
    • N. Senzel: Strike swinging, Senzel doubled to deep left
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Votto struck out swinging
    • E. Suarez: Strike swinging, Ball, Suarez grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bader singled to center
    • D. Hudson: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Hudson hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Bader to third
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Carpenter singled to right, Bader scored
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Carpenter stole second, DeJong grounded out to third
    • P. Goldschmidt: Goldschmidt lined out to center
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • D. Hudson Pitching:
    • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Puig grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Iglesias struck out looking
    • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Barnhart grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
    • M. Ozuna: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ozuna singled to center
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Fowler grounded out to shortstop, Ozuna to second
    • K. Wong: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ozuna stole third, Strike looking, Wong struck out looking
    • M. Wieters: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Wieters flied out to left
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • D. Hudson Pitching:
    • N. Senzel: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Senzel grounded out to third
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Votto grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Suarez singled to left
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dietrich walked, Suarez to second
    • J. Winker: Winker popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. DeSclafani Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Carpenter struck out swinging
    • P. DeJong: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt popped out to first
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)