Joe Maddon upset about call against Cubs at second base

Joe Maddon upset about call against Cubs at second base

The first was the young lineup he trotted out for what turned out to be a 5-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

The Cubs are sending Eddie Butler to the mound for his first start as they have lost 5 of their last six games, while the Cardinals are going to go with Mike Leake (4-1). He's got good strikeout and walk numbers, but has been hurt by the homer and an unlucky BABIP and left-on-base percentage, causing a 5.35 ERA despite a 3.78 FIP.

The Cubs are calling up one of their top prospects for today's game.

Taylor Rogers got the first out of the eighth, Matt Belisle finished the inning and Brandon Kintzler pitched a flawless ninth to complete the three-hitter and earn his ninth save in 10 chances. In addition to his good offensive numbers Happ has professional experience playing second base and all three outfield spots, so the ability to plug him in a number of different places is also appealing.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Starter Carlos Martinez has been filling a variety of roles for the St. Louis Cardinals. Pham singled Molina home after Greg Garcia's sacrifice bunt. Randal Grichuk scored from second on the play to make it a 3-2 game.

Happ was called out for interference on a hard slide into second base in the fifth inning.

Happ, it was determined, changed his "pathway for goal of initiating contact with a fielder" on Saturday, which is why the slide was ruled illegal. Oh almost served up a game-tying two-run home run to Kyle Schwarber, but the fly fell short into Dexter Fowler's glove at the warning track.

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GIANTS 3, REDS 1 Brandon Belt and Justin Ruggiano homered, Matt Moore pitched into the eighth inning and host San Francisco beat Cincinnati in a matchup of tired teams.

Chicago Cubs' Tommy La Stella, right, is congratulated by third base coach Gary Jones (1) after hitting a home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, May 12, 2017, in St. Louis. He threw 99 pitches, 62 of which were strikes.

Martinez doubled leading off the fifth inning. The 25-year-old defeated Miami on Monday despite surrendering a pair of home runs, as he struck out seven and gave up three runs over six frames.

The Cardinals (20-15), whose six-game winning streak was halted Friday, have won seven of eight and are back to a season-high five games over.500. That error, however, set up the ability for Happ to hit a home run as his first major league hit.

TWINS 1, INDIANS 0 Ervin Santana allowed two hits in seven innings, Miguel Sano homered and Minnesota beat host Cleveland in the first shutout against the Indians this season.

During spring training, he had a 3.07 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP in five appearances (14.2 innings).