Jose Martinez has 2 HRs; Cards beat Brewers 6-0 in DH opener
Jose Martinez hit a pair of solo homers and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-0 in the opener of a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday.
Martinez connected in the fifth and eighth innings for his first multi-homer game. He added a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning, all in front of his Mom, visiting from Venezuela. It was the first time she has seen her son play in a Major League baseball game.
Here's Cardinals manager Mike Matheny on Martinez's big game today.
Kolten Wong had an RBI double and Martinez added a sacrifice fly as the Cardinals extended their lead to 5-0 in the sixth.
Martinez's homer to left in the eighth traveled 436 feet.
Right-hander Lance Lynn (5-3) pitched the required five innings to earn the win. Lynn struck our eight batters in his start.