Dietrich homers, gets 4 hits as Marlins beat Cardinals 11-3
Derek Dietrich homered and had four hits to lead the Miami Marlins past the St. Louis Cardinals 11-3 on Wednesday night.
Lewis Brinson launched two solo homers for Miami, the second multihomer game of his career.
Dietrich drove in three runs during his fourth multihit game on the Marlins' nine-game road trip. Miami won its second straight, after snapping a six-game losing streak Tuesday.
The top three batters in Miami's lineup - Starlin Castro, Dietrich and J.T. Realmuto - combined for 11 hits, seven runs and four RBIs as the Marlins set a season high for runs.
St. Louis shortstop Yairo Munoz committed three errors, leading to three Marlins runs. Munoz has made six errors in his last five games.
Before the third inning, the Cardinals announced that Hall of Fame second baseman Red Schoendienst died Wednesday. He was 95.
A photo was shown on the video board with "1923-2018" written along the bottom. Fans in the crowd of 40,109 gave a standing ovation, while players stood and applauded. The beloved Schoendienst spent 67 with the Cardinals, managing them to two pennants and a World Series championship in the 1960s. He was a player, manager or coach on four Cardinals teams that won the World Series.
Miami starter Wei-Yin Chen needed 91 pitches to get through 4 1/3 innings, failing to last at least five for the sixth time. Drew Ruchinski (1-0) gave up one run in 2 1/3 innings of relief for his first major league win.
Dietrich's two-run homer sparked a three-run third for the Marlins. Dietrich, who scored twice, has at least one hit in 13 of his last 15 games.
Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty (2-2) lasted five innings for the second consecutive start. Four of the six runs Flaherty allowed were earned.
St. Louis infielder Jedd Gyorko finished the game on the mound, the first time the six-year veteran had pitched in the majors. Gyorko gave up a run, two hits and hit a batter with a pitch.
Jose Martinez drove in two runs as part of a 3-for-3 night. He also walked.
Marlins: Optioned RHP Odrisamer Despaigne to Triple-A New Orleans and selected the contract of RHP Ben Meyer.
Cardinals: RHP Alex Reyes (right lat strain) underwent season-ending surgery. ... RHP Matt Bowman (finger blisters) and RHP Greg Holland (right hip impingement) will begin rehab assignments Thursday at Triple-A Memphis.
Miles Mikolas (6-1, 2.49 ERA) starts Thursday afternoon for the Cardinals in the finale of the three-game series against Elieser Hernandez (0-3, 4.29). Mikolas is coming off of his first loss of the season against Pittsburgh last Friday. Hernandez will make his first career start vs. St. Louis.