The Cards topped the Marlins in come from behind fashion, which appears to be becoming a trend with the team this season. The final score was 7-5 and the long ball seemed to be the biggest source of offense. Matt Holliday went deep in the 1st inning and Daniel Descalso followed suit in the 7th. For Descalso, it was his first home run in the major leagues.
The Marlins scored on a wild pitch in the 3rd and added to their tally in the 4th, taking over the lead. The Cards tied it back up in the 5th inning on a single by Colby Rasmus. The Marlins once again take the lead in the 7th when Yadier Molina mishandled the ball. However, Descalso’s 7th inning 3-run shot put the Cardinals on top 7-5, which was the final score of the evening.
Starter Kyle McClellan lasted 5 innings, allowing 4 runs and was given a no decision. Reliever Fernando Salas tossed a scoreless 6th inning, allowing 1 run in the 7th and earned his first major league win. Aside from Descalso’s home run, the story of the night might be Eduardo Sanchez earning his second save of the season. Could we have possibly found our new closer? Time and experience will surely tell.