Mar 18, 2023; Jupiter, Florida, USA; St. Louis Cardinals catcher Willson Contreras (40) scores a run in the second inning against the Detroit Tigers and is congratulated by third baseman Taylor Motter (55) at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

Taylor Motter homered twice and Dylan Carlson had a two-run home run to power the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-4 win over the Detroit Tigers.

The Cardinals' offense kept rolling with three home runs and 13 total hits on Saturday.

Motter displayed his power with two monster shots, a two-run home run in the second and a solo blast that led off the Cardinals' half of the sixth.

Carlson's two-run home run, and the third long ball of the day for the Cardinals, came in the seventh.

Matthew Liberatore pumped his first three pitches in for strikes, setting the tone for the remainder of his day. He turned in five strong innings, allowing one run on three hits with six strikeouts.

Liberatore's arm wasn't the only one that had a strong showing for the Cardinals. Masyn Winn and the defense turned three double plays in the first four innings to back the left-hander.

Winn then stepped up with a smart defensive throw to the plate for an out that helped preserve the Cardinals' one-run lead after Wilking Rodriguez ran into trouble, giving up three runs on four hits while recording one out to start the seventh. Ryan Loutos entered and escaped the inning with no further damage.

Génesis Cabrera, Anthony Misiewicz and Andrew Suárez combined for three scoreless innings.

Alec Burleson, Willson Contreras, Carlson, Motter and Winn each contributed two hits to the Cardinals' big offensive day.

St. Louis improved to 12-6 in the Grapefruit League and plays the Mets in Port St. Lucie on Sunday.