Fowler, Wong, Mikolas lead Cards to 14-2 rout of White Sox
Dexter Fowler broke out of his funk in grand style.
The slumping outfielder hit his fourth career grand slam, All-Star Miles Mikolas tossed six innings of three-hit ball and the St. Louis Cardinals routed the Chicago White Sox 14-2 on Tuesday night.
Kolten Wong had four hits, including a two-run homer and a double, as every St. Louis starter except catcher Yadier Molina got at least one hit. Jose Martinez had three hits and two RBI.
(Fowler) has been working to get that feel, so that’s something to build on, manager Mike Matheny said. Just some big days all around. A big day for Kolten, getting four hits and the ball jumping for him, too.
Fowler lofted his sixth homer this season, but first since May 6, to cap the Cardinals’ seven-run sixth. He finished with two hits and played right field in only his second start since June 27.
Fowler entered batting just .167 — and .111 in his previous 20 games.
It’s awesome, especially when you’ve been scuffling at the plate trying to get timing and stuff, he said. You get a pitch and you barrel it up, it feels good.
Wong is batting only .221 this season, but has 10 hits in his last 18 at-bats. He said the surge is a result of working on swing mechanics with hitting coach John Mabry.
Nick Ahmed also went deep as the Diamondbacks won for ninth straight time at Coors Field.
Arizona managed just three hits off Anderson but a high pitch count ended his night early. The Diamondbacks roughed up the wholesale nfl jerseys china Rockies’ bullpen in the seventh.
Jake McGee (1-3) walked Jeff Mathis, allowed a double to pinch-hitter Chris Owings before Peralta hit the first strike he saw into the seats in right to give the Diamondbacks a 4-2 lead.
I threw two bad pitches with my secondary pitches, McGee said. The second one I got it up too much to Peralta. You are going to pay when that happens.
Pollock hit a solo homer later in the http://www.cheapjerseyschinapaypal.us.com/ inning off Scott Oberg.
The big inning wasted another strong outing for Anderson. He has allowed just one run in his last three starts, two of which have come at Coors Field. He has a 0.45 ERA since losing to the Miami Marlins on June 23rd.