Carpenter and Piscotty homer to power Cardinals over Brewers
St. Louis Cardinals' Stephen Piscotty, right, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
ST. LOUIS (AP) Matt Carpenter and Stephen Piscotty hit two-run homers in the fourth, Carlos Martinez pitched seven solid innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 on Friday night.
St. Louis trailed 3-0 when Martinez started the winning rally with a two-out single that was followed by Carpenter's 19th home run, a walk to Kolten Wong and Piscotty's 21st homer.
Martinez (14-7) gave up nine hits and two earned runs and was helped by three double plays. He improved to 3-0 in four starts against Milwaukee.
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Jimmy Nelson (7-14) allowed both homers and five hits in six innings and fell to 0-7 in eight career starts against St. Louis.
Seung-Hwan Oh worked around a leadoff walk in the ninth for his 17th save in 20 chances.