The Braves offense was too much for the Cardinals as the Braves got 4 home runs in their 13-5 victory.
The Braves got on the board first with a Markakis RBI in the first. The Braves added three more runs in the third on a Freeman three run home run. The Cardinals answered back with two in the fourth on a Peralta RBI single and a Gyorko sacrifice fly to make it 4-2. The Braves added three more runs in the fifth on a Garcia three run home run to make it 7-2. The Cardinals added a run in the fifth on a Wong solo home run to make it 7-3. St. Louis then scored two runs in the eighth on RBI’s by Adams and Pham to make it 7-5. Atlanta added six runs in the ninth on an Inciarte two run home run, a Kemp two run home run, and a d’Arnaud two run double to make it 13-5.
Hernández got the win improving to 1-0 on the season. Hernández gave up 3 runs on 6 hits whiles striking out 4 and walking 1 over 5 innings. Martínez took the loss falling to 10-7 on the year. Martínez gave up 7 runs on 7 hits while striking out 5 and walking 2 over 5 innings.
The Cardinals will finish their series with the Braves today at 1:15. Coverage starts at 12:10 on 98.9 The Game.