Jose Martinez's two-run single gives Cardinals win over Rockies
Martinez's walk-off hit came after Greg Garcia and Harrison Bader singled and Bader stole second base to set the table.
St. Louis' Jose Martinez ripped a pinch-hit, two-run single with one out in the ninth inning off Colorado closer Wade Davis to lift the Cardinals to a 3-2 win over the visiting Rockies on Thursday afternoon in the finale of a four-game series at Busch Stadium.
Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas surrendered two runs, one of them earned, on seven hits in seven innings while walking two and striking out six but did not figure in the decision.
Colorado starter Antonio Senzatela allowed a run and scattered five hits and two walks in his six-inning, 96-pitch outing. He struck out five and lowered his ERA to 4.56 and was in line for the win until St. Louis' late comeback.
Seunghwan Oh pitched the perfect seventh for the Rockies and Adam Ottavino walked one in the eighth before Davis (1-4) suffered his fifth blown save of the year.
Colorado leap-frogged the Cardinals in the fourth when Parra singled to plate Nolan Arenado before Ian Desmond's infield single off Mikolas and the pitcher's throwing error allowed Parra to score all the way from second base with the lead run.
The Cardinals had baserunners in the fifth, sixth and eighth innings but never got one into scoring position until the ninth, when they jumped on Davis and grabbed the victory.
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