Martinez, Cards top D-backs 5-3 in coldest St. Louis start

Chilly weather at Busch Stadium, hot bat for Jose Martinez.
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In the coldest home start in Cardinals’ history, Martinez homered and drove in four runs as St. Louis ended the Arizona Diamondbacks’ four-game winning streak with a 5-3 victory on Saturday.

Justin Tucker Limited Jersey It’s a little different than a hot weather game just with the hands getting a little cold, Wacha said. Just really don’t have that good of a feel on the baseball when I gets a little slick out there, but it wasn’t anything too crazy.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said there is no universal tip on beating the cold.

We’ve been on and off. We know we’re a good offensive team, new manager Alex Cora said.

We can do that often. We feel we have a good offensive team. It’s just a matter of time, he said.

The Rays have lost seven straight and are off to their worst start ever after rallying for a win at home over the Red Sox on opening day.

Nobody’s happy we’re 1-7, manager Kevin Cash said.

Fortunately for Thibodeau and the Timberwolves, they had Jimmy Butler back, and the injury-ravaged Lakers lost yet another body when Kyle Kuzma suffered a mild ankle sprain and was ruled out in the third quarter. With Butler looking good, the Timberwolves dispatched the Lakers 113-96 to snap a two-game losing streak.

After missing 17 straight games following surgery to repair a meniscus in his knee, Butler made seven of 10 field goals and scored 18 points in 23 minutes. About the only place where Butler showed some rust was his at the foul line, as the 86.5 percent free throw shooter missed four of eight attempts.

Jeff Teague had Lee Roy Selmon Youth jersey 25 points and eight assists, and Karl-Anthony Towns put up 14 points and 11 rebounds after a slow start. Taj Gibson added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Wolves. All five Wolves starters scored in double figures.

Youth Derek Holland Jersey Julius Randle had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers, who are reeling from injuries. The Lakers, already playing without Lonzo Ball (knee contusion), Brandon Ingram (concussion) and Isaiah Thomas (hip), lost Kuzma in the third quarter after he tried to play through a mild sprained ankle.

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