Miami 3, St. Louis 2

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, July 6, 2012 8:15 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 103°
Umpires - Home Plate - Greg Gibson, First Base - Gerry Davis, Second Base - Phil Cuzzi, Third Base - Manny Gonzalez,
Attendance - 46721

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Miami 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 6 1
St. Louis 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 12 3

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 41-42 22-22 19-20 W3
St. Louis 44-40 21-20 23-20 L1

Recap


Marlins 3, Cardinals 2: Jose Reyes’ soft grounder brought home the go-ahead run and Logan Morrison added a long homer as visiting Miami won for the seventh time in nine games.

With runners on first and third and two outs in the seventh inning, the speedy Reyes hit a bouncer toward third. Pitcher Jake Westbrook (7-7) fielded it but overthrew first as Greg Dobbs scored to put the Marlins ahead 2-1.

An inning later, Morrison crushed one over the right-field fence, extending his hitting streak to nine games.

Ricky Nolasco (8-6) beat the Cardinals for the first time in eight career tries, allowing one unearned run over six innings. Heath Bell earned his 19th save despite giving up a ninth-inning run.

Cardinals third baseman David Freese went 3-for-4 with an RBI double, but also committed two errors. Westbrook allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits in 6 2/3 innings.

St. Louis jumped on top in the second. Allen Craig reached on an infield single, made second on Reyes’ throwing error and scored when Freese doubled off the third-base bag. Freese botched a sixth-inning grounder that enabled Hanley Ramirez to score the tying run.

Matt Holliday extended his hitting streak to nine games, going 1-for-4.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Marlins All-Star RF Giancarlo Stanton did not start for the fourth straight game because of knee soreness; he struck out as a pinch-hitter. ... Cardinals C Yadier Molina traveled to Puerto Rico for the funeral of his wife’s grandfather and will miss the series. Holliday will replace him at Tuesday’s All-Star Game. … St. Louis fell to 3-2 against Miami this year. ... The Cardinals lost despite pounding out 12 hits.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Miami   St. Louis
Ricky Nolasco Player Jake Westbrook
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 6.2
4 Strikeouts 2
9 Hits 5
0.00 ERA 1.35
Hitting
Miami   St. Louis
Justin Ruggiano Player David Freese
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 4
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Miami 6 1 9 .194 13 5 2 2 0 1
St. Louis 12 0 18 .333 24 5 2 1 0 3

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Miami. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Marlins have a W/L % of .550 after a win and .442 after a loss.