MIAMI — Yadier Molina hit a bases-loaded double throughout a three-run first inning, Daniel Ponce de Leon and the St. Louis bullpen protected the lead and the Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins 4-1 Monday night time.
Molina drove in two runs together with his 382nd double, shifting previous Johnny Bench for eighth place on the profession record amongst catchers.
Ponce de Leon (1-0) allowed one run and three hits in 5 innings. The appropriate-hander struck out three, walked one and hit Starling Marte twice.
St. Louis bought an ideal sixth from Jordan Hicks and two scoreless innings from Giovanni Gallegos. Alex Reyes closed it with a scoreless ninth for his first save.
The efficiency by Cardinals pitchers helped overcome a tough weekend in Cincinnati, the place they allowed 27 runs in shedding two of three video games.
Miami starter Trevor Rogers (0-1) walked 4 batters within the first, propelling St. Louis to its early benefit. Rogers allowed two hits, struck out six and didn’t stroll one other batter after the primary. He went 4 innings.
Tommy Edman led off the St. Louis fifth with a house run towards John Curtiss.
The Marlins scored on Marte’s sacrifice fly within the fifth.
Cardinals: (LHP) Kwang Hyun Kim (again stiffness) will throw in a recreation towards minor leaguers Tuesday on the membership’s spring coaching facility in Jupiter, Fla. Supervisor Mike Shildt mentioned Kim is predicted to throw roughly 75 pitches.
Marlins: OF-IF Garrett Cooper (response to second COVID-19 vaccine) was positioned on the injured record. RHP Jordan Holloway will take Cooper’s spot on the roster. … The membership additionally positioned RHP Elieser Hernandez (proper bicep irritation) on the 10-day injured record and recalled RHP Nick Neidert.
Cardinals: RHP (John Gant, 0-3, 2.40 in 2020) will begin the center recreation of the sequence on Tuesday.
Marlins: RHP Sandy Alcantara (0-0, 0.00) will make his second begin Tuesday after he pitched six scoreless innings within the season opener April 1.