St. Louis Cardinals spoil Jacob Turner’s homecoming with 4-1 victory


Jake Westbrook picked up his 5th win of the season as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Miami Marlins with a 4-1 victory on Friday.
Jul 5, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jake Westbrook (35) throws to a Miami Marlins batter during the second inning at Busch Stadium. Image Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
This game served as a homecoming for Jacob Turner, a St. Charles, Mo. native who was selected by the Detroit Tigers with the ninth overall pick in 2009 out of Westminster Christian High School in St. Louis. The Missouri native went 6 innings, allowing 7 hits, 4 runs, 1 walk, and struck out 3 batters.

For the Cardinals, Westbrook pitched 7 innings and allowed 3 hits and 1 run. The sole run came on a home run off the bat of Logan Morrison in the 2nd inning.

Trevor Rosenthal and Edward Mujica pitched in relief. Rosenthal struck out the side while Mujica rebounded just fine following his first blown save of the season.

Both Matt Holliday and Matt Adams had 2-hit games for the Cardinals.

The Cards got on the board early in the 1st inning when Allen Craig drove in Holliday on a double.

The rest of the runs came in a 3-run fourth inning. Matt Carpenter scored on Holliday’s double. Jon Jay scored on Craig’s sac fly. Holliday scored once more on Adams’ double.

Yadier Molina lowered his batting average to .346 with an 0-4 day at the plate.