stone. LOUIS (AP) — Dakota Hudson and four relievers combined to help the St. Louis Cardinals stop San Francisco’s six-game winning streak with a 4-0 victory over the Giants on Saturday.
The Cardinals are suspended for the sixth time this season. The Los Angeles Angels started the day with a major league-leading seven games.
“You’re going to have to win the game like we just did, we shoot well, defend well, make good decisions and score three or four points,” Cardinals manager Oliver Marmore said. “There’s a distance when we play, but when you’re not feeling well, you still have to win games. That’s what we did today.”
Yadier Molina doubles, heads up and scores. He started the second inning from the top of the right midfield wall for his 2,128th career at-bat, moving him past Mike Piazza for sixth overall in receivers.
St. Louis went 1-0 in the fifth when the Giants put the runners in first and third with two outs. Molina threw out Joc Pederson to try and steal the second to end the inning.
“I had a great idea and they liked it,” Molina said. “I’m happy that we finished that game well. I’m happy for that.”
Tommy Edman homered as the Cardinals won for the second time in seven games. St. Louis homered in 10 straight games.
Hudson (3-2) had five hits and two walks in five innings. Génesis Cabrera, Andre Pallante, Ryan Helsley and Giovanny Gallegos pitched together in the final four innings.
“Almost as advertised, who he is this season,” Giants manager Gabe Kappler said of Hudson. “It’s an earth style. It’s an attacking zone style. He did a good job of throwing us off balance and we didn’t have a big hit.”
Hurseley replaced Palant, who hit the seventh and went out first. He had Brandon Belt double play to protect a 2-0 lead.
“That’s huge,” Hursley said. “The bases are packed in there, and if he hits one, maybe two, it’s a draw. I was able to get some weak touches and get doubles.”
Hurseley, making his debut since May 6, has pitched 15 2/3 innings without scoring since last August 7.
Jakob Junis (1-1) allowed two hits in 5 2/3 innings and struck out in 5 2/3 innings in his second start of the season. San Francisco has lost nine of its last 12 games in St. Louis.
“Just like them, high quality,” Kappler said of Junis’ outing. “A lot of good shots, great sliders, gave us the chance to win the game.”
Edman hit his fourth homer of the season in Game 5, giving the Cardinals a season-best 10 homer streak.
Brendan Donovan doubled the lead for home Molina.
Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado hit former Cardinals pitcher John Brebia’s RBI double in the seventh inning.
giant on the move
San Francisco traded utility man Mauricio Dubón to Houston for minor league receiver Michael Papierski, who will report to Triple-A Sacramento. The Giants recalled Sacramento infielder Donovan Walton before the game. Walton, acquired from Seattle on Wednesday, started at second base and hit a double in the seventh inning.
Giants: INF Tommy Lastra (right Achilles Inflammation) went 2-5 with a 3A Sacramento Slam in Game 7 of his rehab assignment.
Cardinals: Activated RHP Drew VerHagen (right hip impingement) from the injured list and selected LHP Packy Naughton to Triple-A Memphis.
The Cardinals will activate RHP Adam Wainwright (3-3, 3.18 ERA) from the COVID-19 injured list in the final game of the three-game series on Sunday night. The Giants will start LHP Carlos Rodón (4-1, 1.80 ERA), who is 1-2 with a 4.15 ERA in three career games against St. Louis.
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