Martinez uses arm, bat to help Cardinals down White Sox 3-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) Carlos Martinez wasn't sure how to react.

The St. Louis right-hander took his time as he circled the bases after hitting his first major league home run in the Cardinals' 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.

''I was slow because it was so exciting,'' Martinez said. ''I was running, but I wanted it to last.''

Dexter Fowler added a two-run homer for the Cardinals, who won their second game in a row.

Chicago has dropped four straight and 13 of 17. The White Sox fell to a season-low 12 games under .500.

Martinez (3-1) hit a 407-foot shot off Lucas Giolito (1-4) with two outs in the sixth to break a scoreless tie. He proceeded to take his time in a slow, methodical home run trot.

''The way he hit that ball, he didn't have to run,'' Cardinals first baseman Jose Martinez said. ''He wanted to enjoy it. Good for him.''

The home run came in Martinez's 205th career at-bat.

''Been waiting a long time for this,'' Carlos Martinez said. ''It felt good.''

He starred on the mound, too, allowing one run on five hits over 7 1-3 innings. He struck out five and walked two. The Cardinals have won each of his last six starts.

''You couldn't ask for any more than what he did today,'' St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said. ''His change-up was a wipeout pitch and he just got progressively better.''

Martinez fanned three consecutive batters after giving up a leadoff double to Jose Abreu in the fourth. He also induced Daniel Palka to hit into an inning-ending double play in the seventh.

Giolito surrendered three runs on four hits over 6 1-3 innings. He struck out seven and walked two. He had walked 21 batters and struck out 11 over his first five starts, but turned in his best performance of the season.

''You give up a home run, whether it's a pitcher or position player, you have to be able to just forget about it immediately - keep going, keep staying on track,'' Giolito said. ''I didn't do that.''

Bud Norris picked up his sixth save in as many opportunities by retiring all four batters.

Fowler hit his 100th career home run in the seventh to push the lead to 3-0.

Yolmer Sanchez had an RBI single in the eighth. Abreu followed with a sacrifice fly to trim the deficit to 3-2.

''All in all, the guys kept battling,'' Chicago manager Rick Renteria said. ''I'm hopeful that's going to be a key to our continued movement forward.''

Yadier Molina had two hits for the Cardinals.

NAME GAME

Martinez became the first Carlos Martinez to hit a home run in the majors since Jose Martinez's dad, also named Carlos, hit one for the California Angels on June 6, 1995.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: RHP Danny Farquhar continues to show progress after suffering a brain aneurysm on April 21. He went for a couple of short walks with his wife Lexi on Tuesday.

INF Yoan Moncada left the game in the eighth inning with left hamstring tightness. He is listed as day to day.

Cardinals: RHP Adam Wainwright threw a bullpen session before Wednesday's game. He has been on the disabled list since April 20 with right elbow inflammation.

''It went well,'' Matheny said.

There is no timetable for his return.

UP NEXT

White Sox: RHP Reynaldo Lopez (0-2, 1.78) will start against RHP Jake Odorizzi (2-2, 3.94) in the first of a four-game set with the Twins on Thursday. Lopez has allowed two earned runs or fewer in all five starts. The matchup kicks off a six-game homestand for the White Sox

Cardinals: RHP Miles Mikolas (3-0, 3.27) takes on LHP Jose Quintana (3-1, 5.74) in the first of a three-game series against the Cubs on Friday. Mikolas leads the majors with a strikeout-walk ratio of 13.5-1.

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  • W: C. Martinez (3-1)L: L. Giolito (1-4)S: B. Norris (6)
  • HR: STL - D. Fowler (4), C. Martinez (1)
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M. Carpenter 3B20000111.167.319.322.6411.5
J. Martinez 1B30000013.286.361.457.818-0.5
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D. Fowler RF31121000.170.274.320.5947.0
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K. Wong 2B30000010.194.298.278.575-0.5
B. Norris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Martinez P21111000.214.214.429.6436.0
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G. Garcia 2B10000000.229.308.486.7930.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Abreu (5)
    • SF - J. Abreu
    • RBI - Y. Sanchez (15), J. Abreu (13)
    BATTING
    • HR - D. Fowler (4), C. Martinez
    • RBI - D. Fowler 2 (14), C. Martinez
    • 2-Out RBI - C. Martinez
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - T. Anderson (9)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - T. Pham (6)
    • CS - Y. Molina
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - T. Thompson
    • E - Y. Sanchez (3)
    FIELDING
    • PB - Y. Molina (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    L. Giolito (L, 1-4)6.14332727.031.5610.5
    A. Bummer0.20000005.871.700.0
    C. Beck1.00001003.001.502.0
    PITCHERSIP
    L. Giolito (L, 1-4)6.1
    A. Bummer0.2
    C. Beck1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Martinez (W, 3-1)7.15112501.401.0425.5
    D. Leone (H, 4)0.11111004.261.42-3.0
    B. Norris (S, 6)1.10000201.720.8911.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Martinez (W, 3-1)7.1
    D. Leone (H, 4)0.1
    B. Norris (S, 6)1.1
    PITCHING
    • HBP - L. Giolito (5)
    • Pitches-Strikes - L. Giolito 87-55, A. Bummer 6-4, C. Beck 10-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Giolito 6-4, A. Bummer 2-0
    • Batters Faced - L. Giolito 24, A. Bummer 2, C. Beck 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Martinez 99-66, D. Leone 16-10, B. Norris 16-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Martinez 9-6, B. Norris 1-1
    • Batters Faced - C. Martinez 27, D. Leone 3, B. Norris 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    T. Thompson PR-LF01000000.128.171.308.4781.0
    Y. Sanchez 3B-2B40210000.273.321.394.7153.0
    J. Abreu 1B30110002.264.336.481.8173.0
    N. Delmonico LF40000024.241.333.316.650-1.0
    C. Beck P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    L. Garcia CF40100023.258.313.339.6520.0
    O. Narvaez C30100111.200.304.250.5541.5
    D. Palka RF40000003.300.300.650.9500.0
    T. Anderson SS31100000.262.313.421.7344.0
    L. Giolito P20000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
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    • a-flied out for Bummer in the 8th
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    M. Carpenter 3B20000111.167.319.322.6411.5
    J. Martinez 1B30000013.286.361.457.818-0.5
    M. Ozuna LF30000010.243.261.330.591-0.5
    Y. Molina C31200000.280.295.477.7712.0
    D. Fowler RF31121000.170.274.320.5947.0
    P. DeJong SS30000010.262.319.514.833-0.5
    K. Wong 2B30000010.194.298.278.575-0.5
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      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Abreu (5)
      • SF - J. Abreu
      • RBI - Y. Sanchez (15), J. Abreu (13)
      BATTING
      • HR - D. Fowler (4), C. Martinez
      • RBI - D. Fowler 2 (14), C. Martinez
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Martinez
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - T. Anderson (9)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - T. Pham (6)
      • CS - Y. Molina
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - T. Thompson
      • E - Y. Sanchez (3)
      FIELDING
      • PB - Y. Molina (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Giolito (L, 1-4)6.14332727.031.5610.5
      A. Bummer0.20000005.871.700.0
      C. Beck1.00001003.001.502.0
      Total8.0433372---
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Giolito (L, 1-4)6.1
      A. Bummer0.2
      C. Beck1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Martinez (W, 3-1)7.15112501.401.0425.5
      D. Leone (H, 4)0.11111004.261.42-3.0
      B. Norris (S, 6)1.10000201.720.8911.0
      Total9.0622370---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Martinez (W, 3-1)7.1
      D. Leone (H, 4)0.1
      B. Norris (S, 6)1.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - L. Giolito (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Giolito 87-55, A. Bummer 6-4, C. Beck 10-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Giolito 6-4, A. Bummer 2-0
      • Batters Faced - L. Giolito 24, A. Bummer 2, C. Beck 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Martinez 99-66, D. Leone 16-10, B. Norris 16-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Martinez 9-6, B. Norris 1-1
      • Batters Faced - C. Martinez 27, D. Leone 3, B. Norris 4
      • 8TH INNING
        Abreu hit sacrifice fly to center, Thompson scored23
        Sanchez singled to left, Anderson scored, Moncada to third13
      • 7TH INNING
        Fowler homered to center, Molina scored03
      • 6TH INNING
        Martinez homered to left center01
      • 9TH INNING
        • B. Norris Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • O. Narvaez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Narvaez lined out to center
        • D. Palka: Palka grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • C. Martinez Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • Matt Davidson hit for Aaron Bummer
        • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Anderson stole second, Strike looking, Davidson flied out to right
        • Dominic Leone relieved Carlos Martinez
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Anderson to third on passed ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Moncada walked
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Sanchez singled to left, Anderson scored, Moncada to third
        • Trayce Thompson ran for Yoan Moncada
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Foul, Abreu hit sacrifice fly to center, Thompson scored
        • Bud Norris pitching
        • Greg Garcia at second
        • N. Delmonico: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Delmonico struck out looking
        • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Chris Beck pitching
        • G. Garcia: Foul, Garcia lined out to left
        • T. Pham: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pham walked
        • M. Carpenter: Pickoff attempt, Carpenter flied into double play left to second to first, Pham out at first
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • C. Martinez Pitching:
        • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Delmonico grounded out to third
        • L. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Garcia singled to left
        • O. Narvaez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Narvaez walked, Garcia to second
        • D. Palka: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Palka grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Narvaez out at second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • M. Ozuna: Ozuna flied out to deep center
        • Y. Molina: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Molina singled to right
        • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Fowler homered to center, Molina scored
        • Aaron Bummer relieved Lucas Giolito
        • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Ball, DeJong grounded out to second
        • K. Wong: Strike swinging, Ball, Wong grounded out to second
        • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • C. Martinez Pitching:
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Sanchez grounded out to third
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Abreu lined out to right
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
        • K. Wong: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Wong grounded out to second
        • C. Martinez: Martinez homered to left center
        • T. Pham: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pham walked
        • M. Carpenter: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pham stole second, Ball, Carpenter walked
        • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Martinez grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • C. Martinez Pitching:
        • D. Palka: Ball, Palka grounded out to third
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Anderson lined out to center
        • L. Giolito: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Giolito struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ozuna grounded out to shortstop
        • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Molina grounded out to shortstop
        • D. Fowler: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Fowler popped out to third
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • C. Martinez Pitching:
        • J. Abreu: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Abreu doubled to right
        • N. Delmonico: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Delmonico struck out on foul tip
        • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • O. Narvaez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Narvaez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • T. Pham: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pham struck out swinging
        • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Carpenter struck out swinging
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • C. Martinez Pitching:
        • L. Giolito: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Giolito flied out to right
        • Y. Moncada: Moncada lined out to first
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Sanchez grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • P. DeJong: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, DeJong flied out to right
        • K. Wong: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Wong struck out swinging
        • C. Martinez: Strike looking, Martinez grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • C. Martinez Pitching:
        • O. Narvaez: Ball, Narvaez singled to left center
        • D. Palka: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Palka grounded into double play shortstop to first, Narvaez out at second
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Anderson grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • M. Ozuna: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Ozuna struck out swinging
        • Y. Molina: Molina reached on an infield single to shortstop, Molina to second on 2nd baseman Sanchez fielding error
        • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Molina caught stealing, catcher to third, Fowler lined out to left
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 1ST INNING
        • C. Martinez Pitching:
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Moncada walked
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Sanchez singled to left, Moncada to second
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Abreu fouled out to catcher
        • N. Delmonico: Delmonico grounded out to third, Moncada to third, Sanchez to second
        • L. Garcia: Garcia grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • T. Pham: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pham struck out swinging
        • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Carpenter hit by pitch
        • J. Martinez: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Martinez grounded into double play third to second to first, Carpenter out at second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)