Two Yepez HRs, Goldschmidt 4 for 4, Cards top Marlins 9-0

by | Jun 27, 2022 | Sports

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Cardinals rookie Juan Yepez has made the most of having Albert Pujols as a teammate and a mentor. Yepez had his first career multi-homer game, Paul Goldschmidt went 4 for 4 with a home run and 2 RBIs, and Adam Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings in the Cardinals’ 9-0 rout of the Miami Marlins on Monday night.“It’s so much fun,” said Yepez, whose five RBIs matched a team game-high for the season. “Like if you’re telling me that I was gonna play with Albert Pujols, I’ll be like, ‘Are you kidding me?’”Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said Yepez has made some adjustments. “One being mental, as far as what he’s doing with his approach and staying through the middle of the field,” Marmol said. “The second one mechanical and not opening up that front side. But he’s made a really good adjustment and we’re seeing the results now.”Wainwright (6-5) scattered seven hits through his first five innings, but escaped trouble with the help of nine strikeouts. He retired the final seven batters he faced and ended up with his 190th career win. “It’s a nice, round number,” Wainwright said. “I’m just glad we got the win.”The Cardinals beat the Marlins for the sixth time in their last seven games at Busch Stadium. Miami has lost three of its last four games.Goldschmidt’s solo homer in the first, his second in as many games, traveled 402 feet before …

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