Jose Martinez went 4-for-5 with a home run and six RBI as the St. Louis Cardinals crushed the Cincinnati Reds 13-4 in the opener of a four-game set at Great American Ball Park. Scooter Gennett knocked in two runs for the Reds, who are off to their worst start since 1955 at 2-and-10. Game two is tonight.
Gregory Polanco hit a pair of solo homers and Francisco Cervelli added a three-run shot as the Pittsburgh Pirates cruised past the Chicago Cubs 6-1 at Wrigley Field. Kyle Schwarber homered for the Cubs, who lost two-of-three to Pittsburgh. The Cubs host the Atlanta Braves for three games starting today.