Lucas Giolito

Martinez uses arm, bat to help Cardinals down White Sox 3-2

Carlos Martinez wasn't sure how to react.

The St. Louis right-hander took his time as he circled the bases after hitting his first major league home run in the Cardinals' 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.

"I was slow because it was so exciting," Martinez said. "I was running, but I wanted it to last."

Dexter Fowler added a two-run homer for the Cardinals, who won their second game in a row.

Chicago has dropped four straight and 13 of 17. The White Sox fell to a season-low 12 games under .500.

Martinez (3-1) hit a 407-foot shot off Lucas Giolito (1-4) with two outs in the sixth to break a scoreless tie. He...

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