Cardinals Beat Fernandez in Miami, 5-4
The Cardinals continued their road dominance, beating the Marlins in Miami, 5-4 on Thursday night. Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez had a 26-1 career record in Miami and was tagged with the loss, allowing five runs in five innings. Aledmys Diaz, who was a childhood neighbor of Fernandez, growing up in Cuba, had two hits, including a two run home run in the win. It was Diaz’s 14th homer of his rookie season and gave the Cardinals a 2-0 lead. Matt Holliday hit his 18th home run of the season to give the Cards a 3-0 lead. After building a 5-0 lead, the Marlins finally got to Redbirds starter Michael Wacha, scoring three runs in the sixth inning. The bullpen held on for the final three innings, with Seung Hwan Oh picking up his seventh save of the year. Wacha got the win to raise his season record to 6-7. The win also ties the Cardinals with the Marlins for the second Wild Card spot in the National League. The two teams have three more games remaining in this series.