Hudson pitches 7 innings to help Cardinals beat Marlins 7-1

MIAMI (AP) St. Louis Cardinals rookie Dakota Hudson pitched a career-high seven innings Tuesday night and said teammate Adam Wainwright would be hearing about it.

''Waino always says if you want to get wins, you'd better go seven,'' Hudson said. ''I finally hit that benchmark, so I'll have to give him a call.''

While Wainwright is back in St. Louis nursing a minor hamstring injury, Hudson turned in a performance worthy of the longtime ace as the Cardinals handed the Miami Marlins their sixth consecutive defeat, 7-1.

Hudson (5-3) allowed four hits and one run, struck out six and retired 10 in a row during one stretch for the Cardinals, who have won his past five starts.

He said he was glad to go seven innings but doesn't want to be satisfied meeting that goal.

''I'm pushing for nine every time,'' Hudson said. ''I'll just have to keep making a case to be out there as long as possible.''

The right-hander has the highest groundball rate in the majors, and 12 of his 21 outs came on grounders. He hasn't given up a homer in 47 innings.

''He controlled counts and threw a heavy ball,'' manager Mike Shildt said. ''He was down with pretty much everything.''

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina returned after missing 11 games because of a strained right thumb and went 2 for 5 with a single and double.

Left fielder Marcell Ozuna made a fine catch with two on in the fourth, and punctuated the victory with a ninth-inning homer , his 18th. He has a career average of .452 (14 for 31) against his former team.

''Ozo is an All-Star with the year he's having,'' Shildt said.

The Marlins totaled five hits, all singles. They rank last in the majors in runs and have been outscored 31-10 in the past six games.

''When you start losing and everything is going backward, it's really hard to have the same energy as when you're winning,'' Miami shortstop Miguel Rojas said. ''It's really tough to have fun when the team is not doing good around you. That's when we have to be stronger and come here with a different attitude.''

Elieser Hernandez (0-1), recalled from Triple-A New Orleans to make his first start of the year, allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Kolten Wong had two of the Cardinals' 13 hits and reached base four times, and teammate Harrison Bader drove in two runs with a triple and a bases-loaded walk. Dexter Fowler had an RBI single in the seventh and then scored from first on Jose Martinez's pinch-hit two-run single.

OUT OF THE GAME

Hudson, who struck out three times, joked that he might have pitched longer if not for his batting. He threw 93 pitches and departed for a pinch hitter with the Cardinals leading 4-1.

''I think we got in a situation where they didn't want me to strike out again,'' Hudson said with a chuckle.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: RHP Jose Urena (lower back tightness) was scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday and may go on the injured list. The ailment surfaced after he threw a bullpen session Monday. ... RHP Riley Ferrell (right biceps tendinitis) joined Class A Jupiter on a rehab assignment.

NEW ADDITION

The Cardinals signed their first-round draft choice, LHP Zack Thompson of Kentucky, and announced they had agreed to terms with seven other picks.

UP NEXT

Cardinals: RHP Miles Mikolas (4-6, 4.54) is scheduled to start the series finale Wednesday when the Cardinals try for a sweep. He started twice against the Marlins last year and won both games.

Marlins: RHP Jordan Yamamoto, acquired in the Christian Yelich trade in January 2018, is expected to be recalled from Double-A Jacksonville to make his major league debut as Urena's replacement. Yamamoto is 3-5 with a 3.58 ERA in 12 starts for Jacksonville.

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  • W: D. Hudson (5-3)L: E. Hernandez (0-1)
  • HR: STL - M. Ozuna (18)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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P. DeJong SS50100011.269.364.475.8380.5
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Y. Molina C51200011.268.296.402.6983.5
K. Wong 2B32200200.238.332.376.7088.0
J. Brebbia P000000001.0001.0001.0002.0000.0
D. Fowler RF41210103.247.367.385.7526.0
H. Bader CF30120222.234.354.438.7926.0
D. Hudson P30000034.050.095.050.145-1.5
a- J. Martinez PH10120000.288.348.388.7363.0
G. Gallegos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- T. Edman PH-2B10000002.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-singled for Hudson in the 8th
  • b-flied out for Gallegos in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Granderson LF40000011.182.273.347.620-0.5
G. Cooper 1B30100110.282.375.437.8121.5
B. Anderson 3B40100012.242.325.377.7020.5
S. Castro 2B40000012.226.258.304.562-0.5
H. Ramirez RF41100003.327.358.426.7842.0
J. Alfaro C30000020.271.323.448.7710.0
M. Rojas SS30110100.268.332.319.6513.0
R. Herrera CF40000013.206.277.324.600-0.5
E. Hernandez P20000023.000.000.000.000-1.0
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  • a-singled for Brigham in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - P. Goldschmidt (6), Y. Molina (14), D. Fowler (9)
  • 3B - H. Bader (2)
  • HR - M. Ozuna (18)
  • RBI - M. Ozuna (55), D. Fowler (16), H. Bader 2 (18), J. Martinez 2 (23)
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Bader 2 (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. Goldschmidt 2 (2), M. Ozuna 2 (2), D. Hudson 4 (4), T. Edman 2 (2)
BATTING
  • RBI - M. Rojas (18)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Granderson, H. Ramirez 3 (3), E. Hernandez 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Ozuna (6), K. Wong (11)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Goldschmidt-DeJong)
  • E - P. Goldschmidt (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Rojas-Cooper)
  • E - M. Rojas (6)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Hudson (W, 5-3)7.04112603.471.5027.0
G. Gallegos1.01000103.140.842.5
J. Brebbia1.00000202.511.024.0
PITCHERSIP
D. Hudson (W, 5-3)7.0
G. Gallegos1.0
J. Brebbia1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Hernandez (L, 0-1)5.25331705.871.434.5
J. Garcia0.00001004.381.22-1.0
J. Brigham1.11002202.701.651.0
A. Conley2.07441218.171.78-5.0
PITCHERSIP
E. Hernandez (L, 0-1)5.2
J. Garcia0.0
J. Brigham1.1
A. Conley2.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. Hudson (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hudson 93-61, G. Gallegos 15-12, J. Brebbia 11-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hudson 12-3, G. Gallegos 1-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Hudson 28, G. Gallegos 4, J. Brebbia 3
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Brigham (3)
  • HBP - E. Hernandez
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Hernandez 96-66, J. Garcia 4-0, J. Brigham 36-20, A. Conley 51-34
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Hernandez 3-6, A. Conley 3-1
  • Batters Faced - E. Hernandez 23, J. Garcia, J. Brigham 7, A. Conley 14
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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Y. Munoz 3B50100031.281.293.333.626-0.5
P. DeJong SS50100011.269.364.475.8380.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B41100003.271.359.441.8014.0
M. Ozuna LF52211012.267.337.546.8839.5
Y. Molina C51200011.268.296.402.6983.5
K. Wong 2B32200200.238.332.376.7088.0
J. Brebbia P000000001.0001.0001.0002.0000.0
D. Fowler RF41210103.247.367.385.7526.0
H. Bader CF30120222.234.354.438.7926.0
D. Hudson P30000034.050.095.050.145-1.5
a- J. Martinez PH10120000.288.348.388.7363.0
G. Gallegos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-singled for Hudson in the 8th
  • b-flied out for Gallegos in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Granderson LF40000011.182.273.347.620-0.5
G. Cooper 1B30100110.282.375.437.8121.5
B. Anderson 3B40100012.242.325.377.7020.5
S. Castro 2B40000012.226.258.304.562-0.5
H. Ramirez RF41100003.327.358.426.7842.0
J. Alfaro C30000020.271.323.448.7710.0
M. Rojas SS30110100.268.332.319.6513.0
R. Herrera CF40000013.206.277.324.600-0.5
E. Hernandez P20000023.000.000.000.000-1.0
J. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Brigham P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- A. Dean PH10100000.217.225.377.6021.0
A. Conley P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-singled for Brigham in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - P. Goldschmidt (6), Y. Molina (14), D. Fowler (9)
  • 3B - H. Bader (2)
  • HR - M. Ozuna (18)
  • RBI - M. Ozuna (55), D. Fowler (16), H. Bader 2 (18), J. Martinez 2 (23)
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Bader 2 (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. Goldschmidt 2 (2), M. Ozuna 2 (2), D. Hudson 4 (4), T. Edman 2 (2)
BATTING
  • RBI - M. Rojas (18)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Granderson, H. Ramirez 3 (3), E. Hernandez 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Ozuna (6), K. Wong (11)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Goldschmidt-DeJong)
  • E - P. Goldschmidt (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Rojas-Cooper)
  • E - M. Rojas (6)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Hudson (W, 5-3)7.04112603.471.5027.0
G. Gallegos1.01000103.140.842.5
J. Brebbia1.00000202.511.024.0
Total9.0511290---
PITCHERSIP
D. Hudson (W, 5-3)7.0
G. Gallegos1.0
J. Brebbia1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Hernandez (L, 0-1)5.25331705.871.434.5
J. Garcia0.00001004.381.22-1.0
J. Brigham1.11002202.701.651.0
A. Conley2.07441218.171.78-5.0
Total9.013775111---
PITCHERSIP
E. Hernandez (L, 0-1)5.2
J. Garcia0.0
J. Brigham1.1
A. Conley2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. Hudson (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hudson 93-61, G. Gallegos 15-12, J. Brebbia 11-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hudson 12-3, G. Gallegos 1-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Hudson 28, G. Gallegos 4, J. Brebbia 3
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Brigham (3)
  • HBP - E. Hernandez
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Hernandez 96-66, J. Garcia 4-0, J. Brigham 36-20, A. Conley 51-34
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Hernandez 3-6, A. Conley 3-1
  • Batters Faced - E. Hernandez 23, J. Garcia, J. Brigham 7, A. Conley 14
  • 9TH INNING
    Ozuna homered to right center71
  • 8TH INNING
    Martinez singled to right, Wong and Fowler scored61
    Fowler singled to center, Molina scored, Wong to second41
  • 6TH INNING
    Bader walked, Ozuna scored, Wong to third, Fowler to second31
    Molina lined out to shortstop, Goldschmidt scored on shortstop Rojas throwing error21
  • 4TH INNING
    Rojas singled to center, Ramirez scored, Alfaro to second11
  • 2ND INNING
    Bader tripled to left center, Wong scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • A. Conley Pitching:
    • M. Ozuna: Foul, Ozuna homered to right center
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Ball, Molina lined out to pitcher
    • K. Wong: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Wong grounded out to first
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Foul, Fowler doubled to left center
    • H. Bader: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bader walked
    • Tommy Edman hit for Giovanny Gallegos
    • T. Edman: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Edman flied out to shallow right
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • John Brebbia pitching
    • J. Alfaro: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Foul, Rojas lined out to center
    • R. Herrera: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Herrera struck out looking
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Adam Conley pitching
    • Y. Molina: Strike swinging, Foul, Molina doubled to deep right center
    • K. Wong: Wong reached on bunt single to second, Molina to third
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Fowler singled to center, Molina scored, Wong to second
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bader struck out swinging
    • Jose Martinez hit for Dakota Hudson
    • Jo. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Martinez singled to right, Wong and Fowler scored
    • Y. Munoz: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Munoz struck out swinging
    • P. DeJong: DeJong singled to right, Martinez to third
    • P. Goldschmidt: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Giovanny Gallegos pitching
    • G. Cooper: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cooper struck out swinging
    • Br. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Anderson singled to left
    • St. Castro: Strike swinging, Castro flied out to right
    • H. Ramirez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ramirez grounded out to first
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Brigham Pitching:
    • Y. Munoz: Strike swinging, Ball, Munoz singled to left
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Goldschmidt flied out to deep center
    • M. Ozuna: Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Munoz to second on wild pitch, Ozuna fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Hudson Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Rojas grounded out to third
    • R. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Herrera grounded out to first
    • Austin Dean hit for Jeff Brigham
    • A. Dean: Strike looking, Foul, Dean singled to left
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, DeJong fouled out to catcher
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt doubled to deep left
    • M. Ozuna: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ozuna reached on an infield single to shortstop, Goldschmidt to third
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Strike swinging, Molina lined out to shortstop, Goldschmidt scored on shortstop Rojas throwing error
    • Jarlin Garcia relieved Elieser Hernandez
    • K. Wong: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wong walked, Ozuna to second
    • Jeff Brigham relieved Jarlin Garcia
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ozuna stole third, Wong to second, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Fowler walked
    • H. Bader: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bader walked, Ozuna scored, Wong to third, Fowler to second
    • D. Hudson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hudson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
    • D. Hudson Pitching:
    • St. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Castro grounded out to third
    • H. Ramirez: Foul, Ramirez grounded out to third
    • J. Alfaro: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bader struck out swinging
    • D. Hudson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hudson struck out swinging
    • Y. Munoz: Munoz flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Hudson Pitching:
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Granderson lined out to first
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Ball, Cooper grounded out to shortstop
    • Br. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Anderson grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • M. Ozuna: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ozuna flied out to deep center
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Molina singled to center
    • K. Wong: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Wong singled to left, Molina to second
    • D. Fowler: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Fowler grounded into double play shortstop to first, Wong out at second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Hudson Pitching:
    • St. Castro: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Castro struck out looking
    • H. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Ramirez singled to left
    • J. Alfaro: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Alfaro hit by pitch, Ramirez to second
    • M. Rojas: Rojas singled to center, Ramirez scored, Alfaro to second
    • R. Herrera: Herrera lined out to left
    • E. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • Y. Munoz: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Munoz struck out swinging
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, DeJong grounded out to third
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Goldschmidt grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Hudson Pitching:
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Granderson lined out to shortstop
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cooper walked
    • Br. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Anderson grounded into double play shortstop to first, Cooper out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Molina struck out swinging
    • K. Wong: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wong walked
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Fowler flied out to deep right
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Bader tripled to left center, Wong scored
    • D. Hudson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hudson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Hudson Pitching:
    • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Alfaro grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Rojas walked
    • R. Herrera: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Herrera grounded out to second, Rojas to second
    • E. Hernandez: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 1ST INNING
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • Y. Munoz: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Munoz struck out on foul tip
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, DeJong flied out to left
    • P. Goldschmidt: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Goldschmidt hit by pitch
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ozuna struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Hudson Pitching:
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Granderson grounded out to second
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Cooper singled to center
    • Br. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • St. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Castro safe at first on 1st baseman Goldschmidt fielding error, Cooper to second
    • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ramirez grounded out to second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)