In Carpenter’s Return, DeJong Lifts The Cardinals Over The Yankees 4-3

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Clay Holmes Blows Another Lead in The Yankees’Loss to The Cardinals

With two outs in the eighth inning, Paul DeJong hit a two-run double to lift the Cardinals over the New York Yankees 4-3 on Matt Carpenter’s return to St. Louis.

Carpenter received a standing ovation on his return to the city where he played for 11 seasons, then had two hits. The Yankees’ Aaron Judge and Josh Donaldson each had two hits, and Donaldson drove in two runs as New York took a 3-2 lead.

That was erased in the eighth inning by the Cardinals. Nolan Arenado singled with one out, and Tyler O’Nell walked with two outs on a full count.

DeJong doubled to right against All-Star Clay Holmes (5-3) to score both runners in his sixth game since being recalled from Triple-A.

In relief, Andre Pallente (5-4) pitched four scoreless innings. He allowed three hits and struck out two batters.

Ryan Helsley pitched the ninth inning to earn his tenth save. On a close play at first, he retired Carpenter on a groundout to end the game.

The Cardinals have won five straight despite having only four hits in the game. St. Louis’ winning streak at home now stands at six games.

Nestor Cortes of New York pitched 5 1/3 innings before being lifted after a walk. Cortes, who pitched in last month’s All-Star Game, allowed one hit and two runs. He walked four batters and struck out four.

Judge’s second run came in the fifth inning, giving New York a 3-1 lead. He started the game with a single, chasing starter Dakota Hudson, who had given up seven hits. Gleyber Torres singled him in after stealing second and advancing on a groundout.

Donaldson drove in the first two runs for New York. In the third, his one-out single drove in Judge, who led off with a single and advanced to third on Carpenter’s second single. With two outs in the first inning, Donaldson doubled home DJ LeMahieu.

Yadier Molina singled up the middle with two outs in the second inning, scoring Arenado from second.

The Cardinals cut the lead to 3-2 in the sixth inning when O’Neill drove in Goldschmidt with a two-out single to right off Albert Abreu.


Domingo Germán (1-1, 6.38) earned his first win of the season last Monday against Seattle, pitching 5 1/3 innings.

With right shoulder impingement syndrome, he missed the first 93 games of the season. He makes his debut against St. Louis on Saturday.

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