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Jordan Montgomery wins third in a row as Cardinals beat Rockies again

Rick Hummel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch on

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ST. LOUIS — An update on the Cardinals’ two deadline-day trades completed Aug. 2 reveals the following: Jose Quintana and Jordan Montgomery, both left-handers, have made six starts. The Cardinals have won all six games, with Montgomery, who came from the New York Yankees, receiving credit for three wins in his three outings.

Including the Cardinals’ 5-1 triumph over Colorado at Busch Stadium Wednesday night, in which Montgomery twirled 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball with eight strikeouts, the two newcomers have combined for 33 2/3 innings pitched and six earned runs allowed for an ERA of 1.60.

Meanwhile, of the players given up in those trades with the Yankees and Pittsburgh, none is active in the majors.

Nolan Gorman, who had two hits, knocked in three of the Cardinals’ runs. Fellow rookie Brendan Donovan had three hits and drove in another run as the Cardinals won for the 11th time in 14 games this month, starting from the date the two trades were made, and beat Colorado for the 11th consecutive time at Busch since 2018.

 

Over their past seven games, Cardinals starting pitches have allowed two runs or fewer in all of them.

A former starting pitcher, rookie Andre Pallante, faced seven men in relief. He retired all of them.

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