ST. LOUIS– Through five and a half innings at Busch Stadium, the Padres trail the Cardinals 4-1.
Jose Martinez has led the Cardinals offensively, going 3-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored. His 2-run shot in the third off Padres starter Jordan Lyles gave St. Louis the lead.
Two innings later, Marcell Ozuna added to the Cardinals lead with a 422-foot, two-run blast over the bullpen in left field.
The Cardinals have nine hits off Lyles in the game’s first five innings.
The Padres have only been able to record three hits off Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty, who is putting together a strong start. The lone San Diego run came off the bat of Cory Spangenberg, who lined a 371-foot home run over the right field fence in the second inning.