ST. LOUIS — – Paul Goldschmidt and Tommy Edman homered, and St. over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.
Andrew Knizner and Lars Nootbaar drew walks off Dinelson Lamet (1-2) in the ninth, and Dylan Carlson reached on a single to load the bases before O’Neill was grounded out.
“They got good at-bats, worked hard and got there,” O’Neill said. “You could tell he was a little wild out there, so I wanted to be a little selective, see a good pitch to hit, and I ended up getting hit.”
Rockies manager Bud Black said Lamet couldn’t find his release point.
“Usually when a pitcher can’t find the strike zone, it’s usually the release point and something small in his delivery,” Black said.
José Quintana threw a five-inning no-hitter with two walks before allowing two runs on four straight hits to lead off the sixth, ending his night.
“It’s a little tough when you get five in a row quickly, and you’re facing four hitters and now you can’t get outs,” Quintana said. “The game was there, so I’m happy with how I threw the ball.”
Ryan Helsley (7-1) pitched a scoreless ninth to lower his ERA to 0.91 in 49 2/3 innings this season.
Kyle Freeland allowed three runs on seven hits and struck out four in six innings to drop the Rockies to 13-42 since Busch III Stadium opened in 2006.
“I went back and watched the video of my home start at Coors Field against them and I was at the top of the zone with a lot of my arsenal,” Freeland said. “The key for me today was to get back in the end zone, execute in the end zone and it kind of paid off.”
Goldschmidt hit a sacrifice fly to left field off Lucas Gilbreath in the 4th inning of the game.
Charlie Blackmon hit a two-run double to right-center field off Packy Naughton in the seventh, driving in Wynton Bernard and Connor Joe to put Colorado up 4-3.
Bernard, a 31-year-old rookie, singled up the middle to break up Quintana’s no-hitter and scored two runs later on a Blackmon single.
Goldschmidt’s two-run home run off Freeland in the fifth was his 29th of the season and 100th as a member of the Cardinals.
“I had no idea how many homes I had,” Goldschmidt said. “It’s kind of crazy so I hadn’t really thought about it, but it seems fast.” It wasn’t like a goal or anything like that. I was just trying to do my job.”
Edman hit his eighth home run of the season off Freeland in the fourth inning to give St. Louis a 1-0 lead. It was his first home run since going deep on June 14 in the second game of a doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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Blackmon’s seventh double gave Colorado at least one double in 36 straight games. It’s the longest streak in the majors this season and the longest since the Oakland Athletics doubled up in 36 straight games in 2019.
Cardinals: 1B/OF Juan Yepez (right forearm strain) was held out of the lineup for Triple-A Memphis on Sunday due to illness. Yepez worked out before the game and will work with the club on Wednesday before the team makes a decision on whether to activate him or continue his rehab assignment.
Cardinals LHP Jordan Montgomery (5-3, 3.37 ERA) will make his first career appearance against Colorado on Wednesday night and is 2-0 after going 11 scoreless innings in two starts since being acquired by New York Yankees on August 2nd. Rockies opponent RHP Germán Márquez (6-9, 5.08 ERA), who is 2-1 with a 2.58 ERA in seven career starts against St. Louis.