Winn’s homer at 12th, Carlson’s throw led Cardinals over Marlins for first winning record since April

Winn’s homer at 12th, Carlson’s throw led Cardinals over Marlins for first winning record since April

MIAMI – Rookie Masyn Winn hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning, Dylan Carlson drove home the potential tying run in the bottom half and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins 7-6 Monday night to move over .500 for the first time since early April.

St. Louis (36-35) won for the fifth time in six games and has a winning record for the first time since the Cardinals were 5-4 after beating the Marlins on April 6.

NL-worst Miami (23-49) lost for the sixth time in a row and fell to 2-12 in June.

Bryan De La Cruz tied the score at 4-4 with a three-run homer in the eighth off JoJo Romero. Carlson put the Cardinals ahead with a sacrifice fly in the 11th off Andrew Nardi and Jesús Sánchez had a run-scoring groundout in the bottom half against Andrew Kittredge (1-3).

Winn homered off AJ Puk (0-8) in the 12th inning for a 7-5 lead, setting up an emphatic bat flip more than halfway down the first base line.

Nick Gordon led off the bottom half with an RBI triple – Carlson raised his arms, arguing that the ball was stuck in the padding under the right field wall and that Gordon should be held at second, but Gordon took third on a video review.

Tim Anderson followed with an 80-yard dash to right and Carlson made a perfect throw to catcher Pedro Pagés, who tagged Gordon on the left arm as he slid in with his head.

Otto Lopez then grounded.

Sonny Gray got his first no-decision this year and left with a 4-1 lead. He allowed one run and five hits in 7 1/3 innings, the longest outing by a Cardinals starter this season.

Michael Siani homered in the fifth against Braxton Garrett, who allowed five hits in six innings with six strikeouts and no walks.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. tied the score in the sixth with a two-out triple that drove in Anderson, who had singled. Chisholm was called out for missing second base by umpire CB Bucknor, but the call was overturned after a video review showed Chisholm catching the bag with a heel.

Iván Herrera hit a two-run triple in the eighth off Calvin Faucher and scored on Brendan Donovan’s single for a 4-1 lead, but Gray walked Lopez with one out in the bottom half, JoJo Romero walked Chisholm with two outs and De La Cruz homered.

First base umpire Brad May had two calls overturned during replays in the third inning. He called José Fermín of the Cardinals safe on a wide throw from Anderson at shortstop, but the review ruled that first baseman Josh Bell kept his foot on the bag. A replay earned Chisholm a goal in the bottom half after initially being given out for a comebacker.

Cardinals: C Wilson Contreras (broken arm) will begin his rehab assignment Tuesday, starting at DH for Triple-A Memphis. RHP Giovanny Gallegos (shoulder) threw a bullpen on Monday. SS Brandon Crawford was available after leaving Sunday’s game with leg cramps.

Marlins: RHP Edward Cabrera (shoulder) threw a bullpen on Monday and will throw three innings for Triple-A Jacksonville on Wednesday. RHP Bryan Hoeing (hamstring) will pitch an inning for Jacksonville on Tuesday.

Cardinals RHP Lance Lynn (2-3, 3.75) will face Marlins rookie RHP Roddery Munoz (1-2, 4.56) on Tuesday night.