The Marlins improved to 17-5 over their past 22 home games. Their 15 runs mark a season high
Sanchez went 3-for-6, including a three-run homer. Garrett Cooper went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and a homer, and Jorge Soler went 3-for-4 with three runs, two RBIs and two doubles for the Marlins
Marlins second baseman Luis Arraez, who leads the majors with a .387 batting average, went 1-for-3 with two walks and one run
Luzardo (7-5) earned the win, extending his streak to 22 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings. He struck out eight Cardinals, allowing five hits and two walks
The Cardinals, who have lost five of their past seven games, managed nine hits. But four of those hits came in the ninth against Marlins catcher Jacob Stallings, who was put in to save Miami’s pitching staff
Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright (3-4) lasted just 3 1/3 innings, allowing seven hits, two walks and seven runs (four earned)
Miami pitchers held Cardinals stars Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt to a combined 1-for-6
The Marlins opened the scoring in the first as Arraez singled, Soler doubled and Sanchez lofted a 418-foot homer to center with one out. Sanchez hit a first-pitch curve
Cooper’s 398-foot homer to right-center extended Miami’s lead to 4-0 in the third.
The Marlins made it 7-0 in a fourth inning keyed by Cooper’s line-drive, two-run single just over the glove of shortstop Paul DeJong
Miami extended its lead to 11-0 in the seventh on RBI singles by Dane Myers and Sanchez, and Soler’s two-run double. It was Myers’ first major league hit.
Marlins center fielder Jonathan Davis was injured in the fifth inning while chasing Tommy Edman’s double. Davis left the game due to a contusion on his right knee and was replaced by Myers, a veteran minor-leaguer
The Marlins capped their scoring with three runs in the eighth, highlighted by Jon Berti’s two-run double
St. Louis finally got on the board in the ninth inning, scoring twice against Stallings.
–Field Level Media
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