Louis' Piscotty taken out after being hit in head

The ball meets the helmet of Stephen Piscotty.

"I owe Almora something for that", Arrieta said. "Then I didn't, but then I told her 'I didn't hit you one, but I robbed you one, ' and she loved it and thought it was pretty amusing".

Seeing heavy rain in Wednesday's forecast, the Cardinals postponed Game 3 until Thursday afternoon, forcing the Cubs to spend a sixth straight night in St. Louis. Get hit three times. Koji Uehara then worked the seventh and Pedro Strop got three outs before Wade Davis finished for his first save since he was acquired in an offseason trade with Kansas City.

Wainwright managed to bounce back from the wild pitch and leave the runners stranded in scoring position by striking out the final two batters of the inning. The right-hander is hoping to bounce back this season after recording a 4.62 ERA previous year.

Piscotty exited the game and the Cardinals announced he suffered a head contusion. Next, while attempting to steal second base, an errant throw from catcher Willson Contreras hit him in the elbow. Then, after Javier Baez overran Kolten Wong's chopper, Piscotty raced home, only to get crushed in the face by Baez's throw to the plate. Piscotty, who signed a six-year, $33.5 million deal Monday, passed all concussion tests but is still considered doubtful for that game. Randal Grichuk will move over to right field in Piscotty's absence Wednesday, opening up left field for Matt Adams. "He answered everything fine", Manager Mike Matheny said. With two men on and one out, Wainwright spiked an 0-2 pitch into the ground, about 25 feet in front of the mound. Jason Heyward dunked a single into left field to score Russell and send Contreras to third. To end the game, Baez ranged nearly behind first to glove Kolten Wong's grounder with a dive, then threw from his knees to nip the speedy Wong by a half-step.

Arrieta, who won two World Series road games on the way to the historic championship last fall, is eligible for free agency at the end of the season.

Danny Valencia had two hits and drove in a run, the Mariners' only one in two games against the Astros. "I said it past year, I'll say it again: In our heads, it's a little lopsided, as far as where we want to be".

Piscotty (head) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs. Nobody knows for sure what they're going to see from Lynn after missing so much time.

  • Julie Sanders