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Saltalamacchia, Alvarez lift Marlins over Cardinals

St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a three-run homer and Henderson Alvarez tossed seven solid innings as the Marlins took an 8-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in the rubber match of a three-game set.

Casey McGehee finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored while Jeff Baker and Marcell Ozuna both had two hits and two RBI for Miami, which won the final two games after dropping Friday's series opener.

Alvarez (6-3) conceded just one run on five hits with three strikeouts for the Marlins, who have won a franchise-record 10 straight starts with the right- hander on the mound.

Kolten Wong homered and scored twice while Matt Adams supplied a career-high four hits. Marco Gonzales (0-2) was tagged with the loss in his third career start after giving up just one run on seven hits and five walks across 4 2/3 frames.

07/06 17:48:23 ET