Stanton's Big Night Lifts Marlins Over Cards 6-5

5 years 5 months 3 weeks ago May 03, 2011 May 3, 2011 Tuesday, May 03 2011 Tuesday, May 03, 2011 2:09:00 PM CDT in Sports
Source: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Mike Stanton hit a tying home run in the fifth inning and tripled and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth to lift the Florida Marlins to a 6-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.

Gaby Sanchez ended Kyle Lohse's 22-inning scoreless inning streak with his first grand slam, also Florida's major league-leading third of the year. Edward Mujica (3-1) allowed a walk in two scoreless innings and Leo Nunez finished for his 10th save in 10 tries after the Cardinals put two men on in the ninth.

The Marlins improved to 18-9 - the franchise's best start - and are tied with the Phillies for the NL East lead.

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