Rookie Yamamoto blanks Cardinals again, Marlins win 6-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) In his first two starts, Jordan Yamamoto has done things that have been accomplished once, or not at all, in the past century.

It's been a dream debut for the 23-year-old rookie, who was acquired by the Marlins in the Christian Yelich trade and summoned from Double-A to the majors earlier this month.

Yamamoto dazzled again on Tuesday night, matching his first career start by pitching seven scoreless innings against St. Louis, and Miami beat the Cardinals 6-0.

Yamamoto (2-0) allowed two hits, struck out seven and walked two. He gave up three hits in seven innings in his major league debut, on June 12 in Miami against the Cardinals.

''Definitely, I haven't imagined this,'' Yamamoto said. ''It's one of those things a kid can only dream of and it just worked out perfectly in my favor.''

Yamamoto became only the second starting pitcher since 1893 to hold the same team scoreless in his first two outings, joining Atlanta's Larry McWilliams, who did it in 1978 against the Mets.

He's also the first pitcher since Pittsburgh's Nick Maddox in 1907 to beat the Cardinals twice in a seven-day span when the first game was his debut.

''No, I have not heard of him,'' Yamomoto said. ''I'm happy to be in his company.''

Relievers Tayron Guerrero and Sergio Romo completed the two-hitter. The Cardinals were shut out for the fifth time this season and second time by Miami.

''Obviously seeing a team twice is a battle (against) an older club like that that's got some experience,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. ''It's good to see him ... do that both times.''

Brian Anderson and Starlin Castro homered for the Marlins.

Jack Flaherty (4-4) pitched seven innings, allowing three runs on four hits while striking out eight, and had St. Louis' first hit off Yamamoto, a ground-rule double in the third. It was the first extra-base hit of his career.

His seven innings of tied a career high.

''I loved Jack tonight,'' St. Louis manager Mike Shildt said. ''He was really good. Lots of quality pitches. I thought he was tremendous.''

Dexter Fowler singled with two outs in the seventh for the other St. Louis hit. Yamamoto concluded his strong night by striking out Yadier Molina.

''They're a great hitting team,'' Yamamoto said. ''I'm just taking it pitch by pitch.''

Flaherty gave credit to his opponent.

''He got guys out and he executed. I'm not trying to take anything away from him,'' Flaherty said. ''He's got two starts against us and he did some things that keep guys off balance. Nothing flashy. Nothing that's going to make you jump out of your seat and go, `Wow.'

''He was effective. He did a really good job two times in a row against us. Hat's off to him.''

Castro broke a scoreless tie leading off the fifth when he homered to left.

After Garrett Cooper led off the seventh with a double, Anderson smacked a slider from Flaherty into the left-field seats. Flaherty has allowed 15 homers in 15 starts this season, including six in his last four starts.

Miami added three runs in the eighth on two doubles, two singles and an error.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Hall of Famer Lou Brock attended the game on his 80th birthday. The Cardinals' mascot, Fredbird, presented Brock with a cake in the third inning, and the crowd serenaded him with ''Happy Birthday.''

GREAT GRAB

Marlins first baseman Cooper made a long run, stretched out and landed on a tarp as he caught a foul pop by Molina to end the second inning.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: RHP Caleb Smith (left hip inflammation) threw a bullpen Tuesday. ''He's just got to go through his progression,'' Mattingly said. ''We're talking about him going out (on rehab assignment) if everything keeps going good.''

Cardinals: 3B Jedd Gyorko (lower back strain) remains on the injured list after a setback in his rehab. ... RHP Adam Wainwright (left hamstring strain) likely will come off the IL and start Thursday, Shildt said.

UP NEXT

Marlins: Trevor Richards (3-7, 3.68 ERA) will make his third career start against St. Louis. In his last start, he snapped a streak of four straight outings in which he allowed no more than one run, giving up five runs in a loss to Pittsburgh.

Cardinals: RHP Daniel Ponce de Leon (0-0, 2.00) will be making his first career start against Miami.

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  • W: J. Yamamoto (2-0)L: J. Flaherty (4-4)
  • HR: MIA - S. Castro (5), B. Anderson (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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H. Ramirez RF31200100.331.362.444.8054.0
G. Cooper 1B41210012.310.384.488.8724.5
B. Anderson 3B41121013.246.332.386.7196.5
S. Castro 2B41111021.235.264.317.5815.0
S. Romo P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Alfaro C40000010.259.311.421.733-0.5
A. Dean LF30000010.207.214.341.556-0.5
T. Guerrero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Rivera 2B10000000.167.167.167.3330.0
J. Riddle CF41100010.197.240.338.5782.5
J. Yamamoto P20000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- R. Herrera PH-LF00000000.200.288.314.6020.0
  • a-hit a sacrifice bunt for Yamamoto in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 3B30000111.224.333.396.7290.5
P. DeJong SS20000100.279.369.502.8711.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B40000024.255.344.421.765-1.0
M. Ozuna LF40000010.259.329.513.842-0.5
D. Fowler RF40100000.244.353.411.7651.0
Y. Molina C30000011.255.283.377.661-0.5
M. Wieters C10000000.220.242.407.6490.0
K. Wong 2B20000110.240.328.382.7100.5
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J. Flaherty P20100000.136.174.182.3562.0
T. Webb P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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G. Cabrera P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-walked for Brebbia in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Rojas (14), G. Cooper (3), J. Riddle (4)
  • HR - B. Anderson (8), S. Castro (5)
  • SH - R. Herrera
  • RBI - M. Rojas (19), G. Cooper (21), B. Anderson 2 (30), S. Castro (29)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Anderson, S. Castro
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Flaherty
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Carpenter, P. Goldschmidt 3 (3), Y. Molina, H. Bader
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - H. Ramirez
BASERUNNING
  • CS - P. DeJong
FIELDING
  • E - J. Alfaro (5)
FIELDING
  • E - M. Ozuna
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Yamamoto (W, 2-0)7.02002700.000.6430.5
T. Guerrero0.20002003.291.43-2.0
S. Romo1.10000004.971.343.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Yamamoto (W, 2-0)7.0
T. Guerrero0.2
S. Romo1.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Flaherty (L, 4-4)7.04331824.241.1815.0
T. Webb0.11110004.501.17-2.0
J. Brebbia0.23210103.221.10-3.5
G. Cabrera1.00000006.551.913.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Flaherty (L, 4-4)7.0
T. Webb0.1
J. Brebbia0.2
G. Cabrera1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - T. Guerrero (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Yamamoto 99-60, T. Guerrero 22-10, S. Romo 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Yamamoto 5-8, S. Romo 1-3
  • Batters Faced - J. Yamamoto 24, T. Guerrero 5, S. Romo 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Flaherty 102-68, T. Webb 3-3, J. Brebbia 21-15, G. Cabrera 8-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Flaherty 7-5, T. Webb 1-0, G. Cabrera 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Flaherty 25, T. Webb 2, J. Brebbia 5, G. Cabrera 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Rojas SS41110010.269.331.329.6603.5
H. Ramirez RF31200100.331.362.444.8054.0
G. Cooper 1B41210012.310.384.488.8724.5
B. Anderson 3B41121013.246.332.386.7196.5
S. Castro 2B41111021.235.264.317.5815.0
S. Romo P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Alfaro C40000010.259.311.421.733-0.5
A. Dean LF30000010.207.214.341.556-0.5
T. Guerrero P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Rivera 2B10000000.167.167.167.3330.0
J. Riddle CF41100010.197.240.338.5782.5
J. Yamamoto P20000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- R. Herrera PH-LF00000000.200.288.314.6020.0
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  • a-hit a sacrifice bunt for Yamamoto in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 3B30000111.224.333.396.7290.5
P. DeJong SS20000100.279.369.502.8711.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B40000024.255.344.421.765-1.0
M. Ozuna LF40000010.259.329.513.842-0.5
D. Fowler RF40100000.244.353.411.7651.0
Y. Molina C30000011.255.283.377.661-0.5
M. Wieters C10000000.220.242.407.6490.0
K. Wong 2B20000110.240.328.382.7100.5
H. Bader CF30000011.220.335.409.744-0.5
J. Flaherty P20100000.136.174.182.3562.0
T. Webb P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Brebbia P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
a- R. Ravelo PH00000100.000.500.000.5001.0
G. Cabrera P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-walked for Brebbia in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Rojas (14), G. Cooper (3), J. Riddle (4)
  • HR - B. Anderson (8), S. Castro (5)
  • SH - R. Herrera
  • RBI - M. Rojas (19), G. Cooper (21), B. Anderson 2 (30), S. Castro (29)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Anderson, S. Castro
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Flaherty
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Carpenter, P. Goldschmidt 3 (3), Y. Molina, H. Bader
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - H. Ramirez
BASERUNNING
  • CS - P. DeJong
FIELDING
  • E - J. Alfaro (5)
FIELDING
  • E - M. Ozuna
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Yamamoto (W, 2-0)7.02002700.000.6430.5
T. Guerrero0.20002003.291.43-2.0
S. Romo1.10000004.971.343.0
Total9.0200470---
PITCHERSIP
J. Yamamoto (W, 2-0)7.0
T. Guerrero0.2
S. Romo1.1
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Flaherty (L, 4-4)7.04331824.241.1815.0
T. Webb0.11110004.501.17-2.0
J. Brebbia0.23210103.221.10-3.5
G. Cabrera1.00000006.551.913.0
Total9.0865192---
PITCHERSIP
J. Flaherty (L, 4-4)7.0
T. Webb0.1
J. Brebbia0.2
G. Cabrera1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - T. Guerrero (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Yamamoto 99-60, T. Guerrero 22-10, S. Romo 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Yamamoto 5-8, S. Romo 1-3
  • Batters Faced - J. Yamamoto 24, T. Guerrero 5, S. Romo 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Flaherty 102-68, T. Webb 3-3, J. Brebbia 21-15, G. Cabrera 8-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Flaherty 7-5, T. Webb 1-0, G. Cabrera 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Flaherty 25, T. Webb 2, J. Brebbia 5, G. Cabrera 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Cooper singled to left, Rojas and Ramirez scored, Cooper to second on left fielder Ozuna fielding error60
    Rojas doubled to deep left, Riddle scored40
  • 7TH INNING
    Anderson homered to left, Cooper scored30
  • 5TH INNING
    Castro homered to left10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Genesis Cabrera pitching
    • Matt Wieters catching
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Foul, Alfaro grounded out to third
    • Y. Rivera: Ball, Rivera flied out to deep right
    • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Riddle grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Romo Pitching:
    • M. Ozuna: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ozuna grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Fowler flied out to deep center
    • M. Wieters: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Wieters flied out to deep center
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Tyler Webb relieved Jack Flaherty
    • J. Riddle: Riddle doubled to left center
    • Rosell Herrera hit for Jordan Yamamoto
    • R. Herrera: Foul, Herrera hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Riddle to third
    • John Brebbia relieved Tyler Webb
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Rojas doubled to deep left, Riddle scored
    • H. Ramirez: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ramirez singled to right, Rojas to third
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Ball, Cooper singled to left, Rojas and Ramirez scored, Cooper to second on left fielder Ozuna fielding error
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Anderson flied out to deep center, Cooper to third
    • S. Castro: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Tayron Guerrero pitching
    • K. Wong: Strike looking, Wong fouled out to third
    • H. Bader: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bader fouled out to pitcher
    • Rangel Ravelo hit for John Brebbia
    • R. Ravelo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ravelo walked
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Carpenter walked, Ravelo to second
    • P. DeJong: Strike swinging, Foul on catcher Alfaro dropped ball error, Ball, Ball, DeJong hit by pitch, Ravelo to third, Carpenter to second
    • Yadiel Rivera at second base
    • Sergio Romo pitching
    • P. Goldschmidt: Goldschmidt popped out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 2 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Foul, Cooper doubled to left center
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Anderson homered to left, Cooper scored
    • S. Castro: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Castro grounded out to second
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Alfaro grounded out to pitcher
    • A. Dean: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Dean struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Yamamoto Pitching:
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt grounded out to second
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ozuna struck out looking
    • D. Fowler: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Fowler singled to left
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Molina struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • J. Yamamoto: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Yamamoto grounded out to third
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Rojas grounded out to third
    • H. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ramirez lined out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Yamamoto Pitching:
    • J. Flaherty: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Flaherty grounded out to third
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Carpenter struck out swinging
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Ball, DeJong popped out to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Ball, Castro homered to left
    • J. Alfaro: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • A. Dean: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Dean flied out to right
    • J. Riddle: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Riddle struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Yamamoto Pitching:
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Fowler lined out to left
    • Y. Molina: Foul, Molina flied out to center
    • K. Wong: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wong walked
    • H. Bader: Ball, Bader reached on fielder's choice to third, Wong out at second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • H. Ramirez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked
    • G. Cooper: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Cooper popped out to second
    • B. Anderson: Pickoff attempt, Anderson flied out to deep center
    • S. Castro: Ramirez out at first
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Yamamoto Pitching:
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, DeJong grounded out to shortstop
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ozuna popped out to second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Riddle grounded out to first
    • J. Yamamoto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Yamamoto struck out swinging
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Rojas lined out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Yamamoto Pitching:
    • K. Wong: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Wong struck out looking
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bader struck out swinging
    • J. Flaherty: Strike looking, Ball, Flaherty doubled to deep center
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Carpenter grounded out to first
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • S. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • J. Alfaro: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Alfaro grounded out to first
    • A. Dean: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Dean grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Yamamoto Pitching:
    • M. Ozuna: Ozuna flied out to left
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Fowler popped out to shortstop
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Molina fouled out to first
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Flaherty Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Rojas struck out looking
    • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ramirez reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • G. Cooper: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Cooper struck out swinging
    • B. Anderson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Yamamoto Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Carpenter flied out to deep center
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, DeJong walked
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
    • M. Ozuna: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, DeJong caught stealing second, catcher to second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)