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Recap: Mariners 2, Cardinals 12
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 3
Venue: Busch Stadium
Date: September 15, 2013 2:15 PM EDT
  

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Seattle right-hander Erasmo Ramirez says he must return to the basics.

``I need to concentrate and throw more strikes,' he said. ``It's that simple.'

Ramirez pitched into the sixth inning in his previous six outings. But the St. Louis Cardinals got to him a lot earlier on Sunday and beat the Mariners 12-2.

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Ramirez lasted just four innings, giving up five runs and eight hits. St. Louis chased him with a four-run, five-hit outburst in the fourth inning.

``He just fell out of his delivery,' manager Eric Wedge said. ``He really lost command of his fastball. It was flat and out over the plate.'

Ramirez, in his 11th start of the season, allowed one run on three hits over the first three innings. The Cardinals then sent 10 hitters to the plate in the fourth.

``There's no excuse, I've got to control that,' Ramirez said of the big inning. ``I don't have to always be perfect.'

Yadier Molina had a home run and three singles as Shelby Miller and the Cardinals remained tied for first place in the NL Central with the victory.

Molina ended an 0-for-15 slump with a second-inning homer.

Matt Adams also homered as St. Louis won for the seventh time in nine games and kept pace with Pittsburgh. Both teams are 87-62 with 13 games remaining.

Miller (14-9) gave up one earned run and three hits in five innings. He became the first St. Louis rookie to reach 14 wins in a season since Dick Hughes won 16 in 1967.

St. Louis got 19 hits after totaling just three runs on seven hits over the first two games of the series.

Matt Carpenter keyed the fourth-inning burst with a two-run, bases-loaded single. Daniel Descalso and Matt Holliday also had RBI hits in the inning.

Holliday and Carpenter finished with three hits and two RBIs two apiece.

Adams pushed the lead to 7-2 with his 14th homer to highlight a four-run fifth.

Miller did not allow a hit in the first three innings and managed to battle through the fourth and fifth despite not having what he called his best stuff.

``Today I didn't do the best job of attacking hitters,' Miller said. ``I was losing the strike zone, but I just kept battling through it.'

Wedge was not surprised to see the Cardinals' offense break loose after struggling in back-to-back games.

``They really put it together today,' Wedge said. ``You look at their top five guys, they all have quite a bit to offer.

NOTES: The Cardinals completed a 7-2 homestand. They open a seven-game road trip on Monday at Colorado. Lance Lynn (13-10, 4.23) will face Jorge De La Rosa (16-6, 3.49) in the first of a four-game set. ... Seattle continues its 10-game road trip with four games in Detroit. Joe Saunders (11-14, 5.18) takes on Rick Porcello (12-8, 4.56) in the opener.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Mariners at Cardinals
Fri, Sep 13 Final 1 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Mariners at Cardinals
Sat, Sep 14 Final 4 to 1
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Mariners at Cardinals
Sun, Sep 15 Final 2 to 12
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 SEA  +180   -130   7.5 
 STL  -200   +110   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 SEA  +177   -130   7.5 
 STL  -210   +110   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 SEA  12%   54%   40% 
 STL  88%   46%   60% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Sep 14, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SEA 4 Cover: +190 
 STL 1 Under: 5 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Sep 13, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 SEA 1 Under: 3 
 STL 2 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps

 MLB RECAPS
 Sunday, Sep 15
 
    Royals at Tigers
1:05 PM EDT
    Orioles at Blue Jays
1:05 PM EDT
    Marlins at Mets
1:10 PM EDT
    Padres at Braves
1:35 PM EDT
    Phillies at Nationals
1:35 PM EDT
    Cubs at Pirates
1:35 PM EDT
    Indians at White Sox
2:10 PM EDT
    Reds at Brewers
2:10 PM EDT
    Rays at Twins
2:10 PM EDT
    Angels at Astros
2:10 PM EDT
    Mariners at Cardinals
2:15 PM EDT
    Athletics at Rangers
3:05 PM EDT
    Giants at Dodgers
4:10 PM EDT
    Rockies at Diamondbacks
4:10 PM EDT
    Yankees at Red Sox
8:05 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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