Carlos Martinez helps Cardinals rally past Marlins 4-3
MIAMI (AP) _ Right-hander Carlos Martinez shook off a slow start and a fastball that hit him in the right shoulder to pitch seven innings, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 Tuesday.
Martinez (8-3) trailed 3-0 after 1 1-3 innings before settling down. He retired the final seven batters he faced, including three after taking a 94-mph fastball in the shoulder while trying to bunt in the seventh.
Martinez struck out nine and allowed eight hits. He gave up a two-run homer in the first inning to major league home run and RBI leader Giancarlo Stanton, a shot estimated at 484 feet.
That matched Stanton’s previous longest this year, and he now has 26 homers, including the longest two in the majors in 2015.
Justin Heyward hit his eighth homer for the Cardinals.