Playing the Marlins in Miami is always special for Jon Jay, but this weekend's series was more than just a trip home for the Cardinals' outfielder.
Carlos Beltran homered from each side of the plate and tripled Saturday, and Lance Lynn notched his ninth victory when the St. Louis Cardinals outslugged the Miami Marlins 13-7.
Swinging left-handed, Beltran hit his 15th home run in the second inning and tripled for the first time since May 2012 in the eighth.
MLB Team Report - St. Louis Cardinals - INSIDE PITCH First baseman Allen Craig probably will have to be a manager's decision to make the National League All-Star team, what with Cincinnati's Joey Votto and Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt likely to be chosen ahead of him.
Manager Mike Matheny called Matt Carpenter "the best second baseman in the league" on Thursday, an endorsement that he then backed up by starting Carpenter -- and not Daniel Descalso -- at the position for the Cardinals' series finale in New York.
Adam Wainwright became the major leagues' first 10-game winner by pitching seven scoreless innings and sent Matt Harvey to his first loss of the season, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the New York Mets 2-1 Thursday in a classic pitching matchup.
Tigers 4, Indians 1: Jose Alvarez pitched six impressive innings in his major league debut, and Don Kelly hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the sixth to help Detroit finish a three-game sweep.
MLB Team Report - Cincinnati Reds - INSIDE PITCH For his second stint on the disabled list, left-hander Sean Marshall took a different approach to rehabbing his shoulder.
J.J. Hoover walked Allen Craig to lead off the 10th. One out later, David Freese singled Craig to second, extending his career-best hitting streak to 19 games, tied with San Francisco's Marco Scutaro for the longest in the National League this season.
Matt Holliday's grand slam capped a seven-run 10th inning to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 11-4 on Sunday night.
Cincinnati Reds players Joey Votto and Zack Cozart exchange high-fives after Votto scored in the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
After playing the last 11 games with some sort of limitation attached to his bullpen, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny anticipated managing on Sunday night with all seven of his relievers actually available for use.