LaMarr Hoyt and Rich Gossage combined on a three-hitter, giving Hoyt his 10th straight victory and the San Diego Padres a 2-0 win over Joaquin Andujar and the Cardinals in a battle of All-Star pitchers last night in St. Louis.
Tim Flannery singled home a run in the third inning, then doubled and scored for the Padres in the eighth.
Hoyt (12-4) did not walk a batter and struck out two over seven innings. Gossage pitched two innings for his 18th save.
Andujar (15-4), who gave up eight hits in eight innings, told reporters before the game he would not appear in Tuesday's All-Star Game, for which he had been selected Thursday. Andujar said he believed he was snubbed for the All-Star starting role. "I don't think I should have to pitch good tonight to be the starter," he said.
Following the game, Andujar said he had not changed his mind. "I pitched a good game tonight, but he pitched better," he said. "He had better luck."
San Diego Manager Dick Williams, the National League's manager in the game who said he was considering both Hoyt and Andujar for the start, commented on Andujar's decision, "I really think the game will go on without him."