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Martinez gets 1st win as starter since 2018, Cards top Phils

The Phillies fell back under .500 with the loss.
Credit: AP
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Carlos Martinez acknowledges fans after being pulled during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Joe Puetz)

ST. LOUIS — Carlos Martinez pitched two-hit ball into the eighth inning for his first win as a starter since 2018, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2. 

Paul Goldschmidt and Tommy Edman hit two-run doubles and Nolan Arenado doubled twice as St. Louis won for the fourth time in five games. 

Martinez allowed two runs, one of them earned, in 7 1/3 innings. He had been 0-9 in his last 12 starts — his previous win came on Sept. 1, 2019, the year he spent as the Cardinals’ closer.

The teams will play again tonight at 7:45 p.m. after splitting the first two games of the series.

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