Masyn Winn’s HR in 12th lifts Cards past Marlins

Masyn Winn slugged a two-run homer in the top of the 12th inning to propel the St. Louis Cardinals past the host Miami Marlins 7-6 on Monday night.

Miami scored once in the bottom of the 12th on Nick Gordon’s RBI triple leading off the inning. But Gordon was thrown out at home on an attempted sacrifice fly to medium right field. Cardinals right fielder Dylan Carlson fired home on the fly, and catcher Pedro Pages made the tag.


The Cardinals blew three leads — 1-0, 4-1 and 5-4 — before finally hanging the loss on reliever A.J. Puk (0-8), who allowed Winn’s homer.

St. Louis also got a solo homer and a stellar catch by center fielder Michael Siani and two-run triple by Ivan Herrera.

Marlins designated hitter Bryan De La Cruz ultimately forced extras with a three-run homer that tied the score 4-4 in the eighth inning.

Both starting pitchers performed well in no-decisions. Cardinals starter Sonny Gray allowed two runs in 7 2/3 innings with four strikeouts and two walks. Miami’s Braxton Garrett allowed one run in six innings without walking a batter while striking out six.

Miami also got stellar performances from center fielder Jazz Chisholm Jr. and second baseman Otto Lopez.

Chisholm went 2-for-2 with an RBI triple and two walks.

Lopez robbed Cardinals star Nolan Arenado of two hits. First, Lopez fielded a 96-mph grounder a few steps to the shortstop side of second base before making the throw to first. Then, Lopez raced into shallow center field to make a backhand stab on a broken-bat blooper.

St. Louis opened the scoring in the fifth on Siani’s line-drive homer pulled to right on a first-pitch slider.

Miami tied the score in the sixth as Tim Anderson singled to lead off the inning and scored on Chisholm’s two-out triple that got past diving first baseman Paul Goldschmidt.

St. Louis took a 4-1 lead in the eighth on a rally that started with Winn’s single and Goldschmidt’s walk. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch and scored on Herrera’s two-out, two-run, go-ahead triple.

Herrera, working against reliever Calvin Faucher, got jammed on a 2-2 cutter but still managed a 71-mph bloop to shallow right. He turned that into a triple when the ball took an odd bounce past right fielder Jesus Sanchez.

Herrera then scored on Brendan Donovan’s single.

Miami came right back in the bottom of the eighth. Lopez drew a one-out walk off Gray and Chisholm walked one out later against JoJo Romero. De La Cruz then went the other way on a 409-foot homer to right-center, crushing a 2-1 changeup.

Both teams scored one run in the 11th — St. Louis on Carlson’s sacrifice fly and Miami on Sanchez’s run-scoring groundout.

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