Jack Flaherty retires 14 straight Padres en route to his third win of the season.

jets_005ST. LOUIS June is shaping up as a good month for St. Louis first baseman Jose Martinez.

Martinez and Marcell Ozuna hit two-run homers, rookie Jack Flaherty pitched into the seventh inning, and the Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 5-2 on Monday night.

Martinez has five homers over his last five games. He had his NL-leading 10th three-hit game of the season and has reached base safely in each of his last 11 games.

Brock Holt (L), 3 percent, Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago White Sox (RHP Reynaldo Lopez): With Dustin Pedroia back on the shelf and the club trying to keep Eduardo Nunez’s knees healthy, Holt has been seeing most of the run at the keystone, hitting in the top five of the order. Lopez continues to outpitch his peripherals, though the regression monster enacted a bit of revenge a couple starts ago versus Cleveland. Unfortunately, unless he improves a 6.1 K/9 and 3.9 BB/9, Lopez is due even more correction.

He works hard all the time, St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said. He was great. He did a nice job. He mixed up speeds on everything. He got on base a couple of times and ran hard. He was working on one of our most humid nights so far.

This was a test in many ways. We needed a solid start and he answered. He was very good today.

It was a bounce-back effort for Flaherty, who took an 11-3 loss in his previous start against Miami. Flaherty, 22, has pitched five or more innings in all eight starts this season.

Flaherty retired 14 consecutive batters before issuing a one-walk in the seventh. John Brebbia relieved and walked the bases loaded before getting two strikeouts to end the threat.

I was throwing with more conviction tonight, Flaherty said. Last time out, I said I didn’t really execute well. I was throwing everything with intent. I was using conviction with every single pitch. I was just going out and trying to attack.

Nine NFL draft prospects most likely to bust

Risk vs. reward is the most classic proposition in any draft, of any sport. You know one guy has all the tools to succeed, but no one has a clue whether it’ll mean anything. The NFL draft especially seems to be filled with those players — high bust potential, but some team will talk themselves into picking them early.

Some of them will work out. Others, well, won’t.

This list focuses on that group of players, those who some scouts salivate over, but others just can’t convince themselves to like. Here are nine NFL draft prospects most likely to bust.

The tape told the same story as the numbers, and Landry sat out the Eagles’ bowl game. After a full offseason, Landry will probably fine, but probably is a dicey word. Injuries sometimes linger. If this one does, his talent may go to waste.

It’s not the usual circumstance for a running back coming off a1,000-yard season who also rushed for 90 yards and a touchdown two years ago in Super Bowl 50.

Then again, it could have been worse. It can always be worse. Anderson hasn’t been released a month after the start of free agency, as star receiver Dez Bryant was Friday by the Dallas Cowboys.

Bryant was let go in lieu of his $12.5 million salary. Anderson was on the trading block in part because of his $4.5 million salary but also because the Broncos want to create more playing time for Devontae Booker, De’Angelo Henderson and the running back they seem certain to select in the upcoming draft.

The Bills can continue their Panthers copycatting with this pick after getting their Heisman-winning QB earlier in the draft. McDermott needs someone to fly to the ball in the Luke Kuechly/Thomas Davis vein, as Lorenzo Alexander, who turns 35 in May, is their best linebacker.dolphins_012