Cardinals avoid sweep, top Rockies 4-2
DENVER - The Cardinals beat the Rockies Wednesday 4-2. The team had lost the first two games of the series but avoided getting swept for the first time all year.
The scoring started in the top of the 3rd inning when Matt Carpenter hit an opposite field RBI single, scoring Cardnails pitcher Carlos Martinez. During the very next at bat, Kolten Wong scored on a wild pitch to make it 2-0.
Carlos Martinez pitched 6.1 innings and threw over 100 pitches. Cardnals manager Mike Matheny pulled Martinez after he gave up a two-run home run to Colorado's Ben Paulsen.
The Cardinal bullpen picked up Martinez, shutting down Colorado the rest of the way. Trevor Rosenthal earned his 20th save, tops in the National League.
The Cardinals have Thursday off before hosting the Kansas City Royals at home this weekend.