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L 3-4
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Pit 9 - 3 StL
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Martinez not helped by extra rest, Cardinals lose to Pirates

ST. LOUIS (AP) Carlos Martinez got some extra rest between starts to rest a tight back. It didn't help.

Pitching for the first time in eight days, Martinez allowed four runs and seven hits in five innings in the St. Louis Cardinals' 9-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.

Martinez's ERA rose to 3.04, the first time since May it went over 3.00. The Cardinals were also looking to reduce the 23-year-old right-hander's workload that had reached 159 2/3 innings.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Heyward.292
HR: M. Carpenter20
RBI: M. Carpenter69
SB: J. Heyward20
W: M. Wacha15
ERA: M. Wacha2.69
Saves: T. Rosenthal42
K: C. Martinez156
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
St. Louis 8648.642-
Pittsburgh 8053.6025.5
Chi Cubs 7657.5719.5
Milwaukee 5875.43627.5
Cincinnati 5577.41730
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .256 (11)
Runs: 543 (19)
Hits: 1163 (11)
Home Runs: 112 (22)
Stolen Bases: 61 (21)
OBP: .323 (10)
SLG: .395 (20)
Total Bases: 1793 (18)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 2.67 (1)
Runs Allowed: 401 (1)
Saves: 55 (1)
Strikeouts: 1077 (9)
OpBA: .243 (7)
OBP: .304 (9)
SLG: .356 (1)
Run Support: 4.03 (23)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/4 N. Greenwood Sent to Minors
9/4 J. Jay Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
9/4 J. Jay Removed From 15-Day DL (Bone bruise, left wrist)
9/2 M. Gonzales Sent to Minors
9/2 N. Greenwood Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/31 C. Martinez Sore back (day-to-day)
8/17 R. Grichuk Right elbow strain (on 15-day DL)
7/30 M. Holliday Strained right quadriceps (on 15-day DL)
7/9 M. Harris off 15-day DL
7/4 J. Garcia off 15-day DL
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