Marlins bang out 19 hits in 15-2 rout of Cardinals

Marlins bang out 19 hits in 15-2 rout of Cardinals


Jesus Sanchez drove in four runs and Jesus Luzardo pitched six scoreless innings, leading the host Miami Marlins to a 15-2 drubbing over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday

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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