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Ozuna, Weaver, and Cardinals roll to 5-1 win over Mets

Left fielder and starter key in Cards’ first win of season

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets
Ozuna went 3-for-5 on Sunday.
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Fueled by hearty offensive performances from several and solid pitching outings, the Cardinals were 5-1 winners over the Mets on Sunday at Citi Field. The win avoids a three-game sweep and is the first for St. Louis in the 2018 regular season.

Hitless in the first two games of the series, Cardinals left fielder Marcell Ozuna led the way with three hits in five at-bats, with a double and two runs batted in. Catcher Yadier Molina clubbed his second home run of the season, and shortstop Paul DeJong launched his first.

Cardinals starter Luke Weaver pitched five innings on Sunday afternoon, holding the Mets to one run on five hits with three punchouts. Following Weaver was four scoreless innings out of the bullpen. Matt Bowman tossed two, and Jordan Hicks and Dominic Leone each had one.

The Cardinals will head to Milwaukee to begin a three-game series with the Brewers on Monday afternoon. The Brewers, 3-0 to start the season, will face Miles Mikolas and the Cardinals at 1:10 PM Central time in the opener.