The Cardinals won 5-3 on Wednesday afternoon after a lengthy rain delay. A steady rain fell over St. Louis for nearly two hours. Carlos Martinez picked up the win tossing seven innings, allowing three hits and three walks while striking out five. Martinez threw 97 pitches.
Martinez helped his own cause in the bottom of the second with a bloop single over Anthony Rizzo’s head to make it an early 4-0 game. Matt Holliday hit his third homer in the bottom of the first.
The lone blemish on Martinez’ line was a solo homer to Rizzo in the fourth. Randall Grichuk helped out Martinez in the first, robbing Rizzo of an extra base hit and RBI in the first with a great grab along the wall in left center.
The Cubs scored a couple of runs in the 8th once played resumed to make it a 4-3 game.
The Cardinals added an insurance run and Trevor Rosenthal got the save after a near three and a half hour rain delay.
The Cardinals are off Thursday and open a series in San Diego on Friday.