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jose martinez has 2 hrs; cards beat brewers 6-0 in dh opener

st. louis — playing time in the st. louis outfield has been hard to come by for jose martinez lately. he earned some more tuesday afternoon.martinez hit two solo homers and the st. louis cardinals beat the milwaukee brewers 6-0 in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.martinez connected in the fifth and eighth innings for his first multi-homer game. he added a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning."he's doing a nice job, even in the outfield," cardinals manager mike matheny said. "he's doing everything we ask and you talk about dangerous hitters, i think you can count him in that category."martinez had just one at-bat in since june 7 entering the game. the 28-year-old had finally earned regular playing time earlier this season, before a groin injury sidelined him for three weeks. since then, dexter fowler, tommy pham and stephen piscotty have solidified the cardinals outfield."when you're not playing, you've got to be ready for every opportunity," martinez said. "everything is mental. you've got to be mentally prepared 100 percent and try to make something happen every time and not try to do too much."martinez's 415-foot opposite field drive to right-center ignited a three-run cardinals rally in the fifth. matt carpenter followed with an rbi double and scored on fowler's single to make it 3-0.kolten wong had an rbi double as the cardinals extended their lead to 5-0 in the sixth.martinez's homer to left in the eighth travelled 436 feet. the game was especially m...