(St. Louis, MO) — Jose Martinez put the Cardinals ahead with a two-run homer in the third inning and they went on to top the Padres 5-2 in St. Louis. Marcell Ozuna and Jedd Gyorko also went deep as the Cards did all of their damage via the long ball. Jack Flaherty tossed six-and-a-third frames of one-run ball for the win and Bud Norris locked down the save. The Cardinals have won four-of-five.
>>Cubs Beat Brewers With Five-Run 11th
(Milwaukee, WI) — Anthony Rizzo’s go-ahead solo homer ignited a five-run 11th inning as the Cubs beat the Brewers 7-2 in the opener of a three-game series at Miller Park. Jason Heyward capped the big inning with a two-run double. He finished with three hits and three RBI for the Cubs, who have won nine of their last 11 to move a half-game ahead of Milwaukee for first place in the NL Central.
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