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Cardinals @ Royals
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Cardinals right-hander Jack Flaherty is not a fan of the designated hitter.

Not because he doesn’t like facing them when he’s pitching, but because having a DH in the lineup means he doesn’t get to hit, as was the case in Tuesday night's 2-0 win over the Royals at Kauffman Stadium.

“It was boring,” Flaherty said, laughing.

Flaherty’s impact on the other side of the game, however, was anything but boring. He threw seven scoreless innings in the I-70 Series opener -- pitching his club to a fourth straight victory and moving St. Louis to one game behind the first-place Cubs in the National League Central standings.

The 23-year-old starter has thrown a career-high 23 consecutive scoreless innings, which is tied for the second-longest stretch by any pitcher in the Majors this season. It’s the longest by a Cardinals starter in a season since Adam Wainwright threw 25 straight scoreless frames in 2014.

Flaherty (6-6) shrugged when he heard the number of his consecutive scoreless innings. That wasn’t too important after this outing, as Andrew Miller and Carlos Martínez worked the eighth and ninth to finish off the shutout of the Royals.




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Arozarena wasn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday’s game, but manager Mike Shildt said he’ll find the time for Arozarena soon enough. The challenge comes with balancing playing time with Lane Thomas, who hit the go-ahead grand slam to help the Cards complete a sweep of the Pirates on Sunday.

“Clearly, Lane has played well here and is acclimated here,” Shildt said. “Not to say that Randy won’t, but Lane’s in there [Tuesday]. We’ll evaluate it, and the opportunity will present itself for Randy to play. Both have multiple skillsets that can help you beat the other team. They can do it with their legs, they can do it with their arms, they can do it with the bat.”

Arozarena has a quick bat and aggressive approach at the plate, and he has plus speed on the bases. After his promotion to Memphis in the middle of June, he hit .368/.442/.562, and he was riding an on-base streak of 37 starts.

“I didn’t know what to expect [last year],” Arozarena said. “The biggest difference between Double-A and Triple-A is in Triple-A, you have pitchers who know how to locate the pitches. In Double-A, you have more players who just want to throw the ball hard. So I had to learn how to make the adjustments every night to hit those pitchers. That was the key this year to be able to get more focus, better at-bats, and it’s paid off.”

The 24-year-old Cuban native will wear No. 66 for the Cardinals -- which is also the number worn by Indians outfielder and fellow Cuban Yasiel Puig.

“He’s crazy,” Arozarena said with a laugh.

Arozarena said he might not be as wild as the Wild Horse, but he does try to play similar games, throw the ball as hard and represent their country well.

“It’s something you look up to when you see Cuban players being successful and all the things you have to go through, and the sacrifices you have to make,” Arozarena said. “I think it’s definitely something that keeps you going and keeps you pushing to be your best and make it to the big leagues.”


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Good day to get Arozarena in the lineup.


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