Jack Flaherty was jolted for eight hits and six runs in five innings as the Cardinals lost 11-3 to the Marlins at Busch Stadium. Jose Martinez went 3-for-3 with a walk and two RBI for St. Louis, which has lost the first two games in the series. Lewis Brinson hit a pair of home runs and Derek Dietrich also went deep for Miami.
The pitching woes continued for the bullpen. Brett Cecil gave up two runs, one earned. Preston Guilmet appeared for the second day in a row since being added to the roster and gave up another homer and a couple of runs. Things were so bad, Mike Matheny called on Jedd Gyorko to pitch the ninth.
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