Nolan Gorman put the Cardinal ahead with Homer’s two-round lead, rookie Andre Ballante scored his first major league win in his 17th appearance and St. Louis beat San Diego Padres 6-3 on Monday.
Paul Goldschmidt, who was hitting behind Gorman for third in the standings, also hit a two-handed Homer for the Cardinal.
Gorman, the 22-year-old who was the 19th pick in the 2018 amateur draft, made his major league debut on May 20 and hit his first game Saturday against Milwaukee Adrian Houser. Gorman made a substitution from Nick Martinez (2-3) to give St. Louis a 2-1 lead in the third game of their second triplex game. He hits the .387.
He was singled out in the first half, but was sent off in an attempt to double it. He also negotiated a passport.
Pallante, a 23-year-old right-winger, let out a five-stroke in 3 1/3 innings with five career highs and no walks. He was the second of five Cardinals shortsighted bowlers to have on the field.
For the Cardinals, Puerto Rican Yadier Molina 4-1 with RBI. Venezuela’s Juan Ypez 3-1. Panamanian Edmundo Sosa 1-0. Dominican Albert Pujols 2-0.
For Padres, Venezuelan Jose Azucar scored 3-2 with several runs.
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