Posted: Jul 3, 2014 10:06 PM by John Zupon Jr. KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer
Updated: Jul 3, 2014 10:14 PM
SAN FRANCISCO - The Cardinals are in the midst of bouncing back winning the second game in a row after losing three in a row after beating the San Fransisco Giants 7-2 on Thursday.
Carlos Martinez took the mound today looking for his second win in his second start, and got it with the help of his slider and Jhonny Peralta.
Peralta went 2-2 with a two-run homer as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 on Thursday.
The biggest strikeout of the game for Martinez was when Buster Posey swung at a slider with two outs and the bases loaded to be the sixth and final strikeout for Martinez on the afternoon. Martinez allowed one run on five hits in five innings. He also walked one on the day.
The Cardinals offense had scored six runs over the past five games before today's offensive explosion. Besides Peralta's pair of RBI's, Martinez helped his own cause by driving in a pair, Oscar Taveras along with both Jon Jay and Shane Robinson all drove in one.
The Cardinals are 5 games behind Milwalkee which has the best record in the NL.
Madison Bumgarner (9-6) fell to 0-3 over his past four home starts after allowing five runs - four earned - and six hits over five innings. He walked three and struck out six.
Bumgarner also drove in a run for the Giants, who have lost 17 of 22 and fell out of first place in the NL West.