Nolan Arenado’s three-run homer in the 10th inning led the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.
Arenado’s homer against AJ Park (4-4) was his first late-game homer since August 14, 2019, and the fourth of his career.
JoJo Romero (2-0) was a perfect 10th for the Cardinals, who won four games in a row.
The Marlins lost five games in a row, equaling a season-high from May 2–6.
Cardinals starter Jordan Montgomery threw 92 pitches after his last start on July 7 with a strained right hamstring. He allowed one run and six hits, struck out five and walked two.
Marlins starter Edward Cabrera dominated his return from the 15-day injured list as he recovered from a blow to his right shoulder received during his start in Seattle on June 13. just one hit for two hits. He struck out five and walked three.
John Bertie made three hits and scored twice for the Marlins.
Cabrera didn’t let a hit through the first four innings before Alec Burleson led fifth from a single infield, and the only hard ball he missed came on his last pitch of the night on Brendan Donovan’s 388-foot homer to take out. sixth.
Bertie led fifth with a triple and scored on Luis Arráez’s sacrificial flight to give the Marlins a 1-0 lead.
Donovan tied the game for the Cardinals with an 11th seed of the season.
Berti led seventh from a single and scored on Jorge Solera’s single to make it 2-1. Nolan Gorman’s brace at the end of the half allowed Dylan Carlson to score first to level the score at 2.
Montgomery was able to clear from two jams in the second, aided by a diving catch from centre-back Lars Nootbar that robbed Dane Myers of a potential scoring shot.
Nutbar’s hitting streak ended at 11 games, but he became the first to safely score 15 points in a row, the best of his career last season.
MOVING THE COMPOSITION
The Marlins selected LHP Robert Garcia to Triple-A Jacksonville to make room for Cabrera on the roster.
Marlins: OF Avisaíl García (stiff left-back) started rehab at Double-A Pensacola on Tuesday.
Cardinals: RHP Adam Wainwright (frustrated right shoulder) and RHP Ryan Helsley (sprained forearm) dropped the mound on Tuesday. UTL Tommy Edman (right wrist inflammation) swings the bat on Wednesday.
The Marlins will send RHP Sandy Alcantara (3-8, 4.64 ERA) in the series finale against the Cardinals on Wednesday. Alcantara is 1-3 with a 1.24 ERA in five career starts against his former team. St. Louis has yet to name a starter.
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