Carlos Martinez hit his first major league home run and also threw 7 1/3 innings to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. Dexter Fowler added a two-run homer for the Cardinals, who won their second game in a row.
Martinez (3-1) hit a 407-foot shot off Lucas Giolito (1-4) with two outs in the sixth to break a scoreless tie. Martinez allowed one run on five hits and left with a 3-0 lead. He struck out five and walked two. The Cardinals have won each of his six starts.