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Recap: Marlins 1, Cardinals 4
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 1
Venue: Busch Stadium
Date: July 05, 2013 8:15 PM EDT
  

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The last three innings, Jacob Turner allowed only one base runner. The Miami Marlins right-hander was happy with his homecoming start even though his first three innings did not go so well.

``It was fun, obviously, no matter what happened,' Turner said after a 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night. ``Obviously, I wished I would have pitched a little better, a little deeper.'

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Turner (2-1) said facing a patient Cardinals lineup was a much bigger factor than any nerves playing against the team he used to follow.

``Once the first inning gets past you, it's just another game,' Turner said. ``Obviously, I think they're the best-hitting team in the league and they showed it.

``I threw a lot of good pitches, but I made too many mistakes with two strikes and they capitalized on all those mistakes.'

Jake Westbrook worked seven strong innings and Allen Craig had two RBIs for St. Louis, which had lost eight of 11 and plummeted from the majors' best record to second place in the NL Central entering a five-game homestand. Matt Holliday doubled twice with an RBI and Edward Mujica rebounded with the save.

The Marlins totaled three hits and lost for just the third time in 11 games.

``A lot of ground balls,' Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. ``It seemed like every situation we would beat balls into the ground. We had a couple opportunities, but not much.'

The hard-throwing Turner, a former first-round pick from suburban St. Charles, Mo., also is a confidant of Cardinals manager Mike Matheny. The 22-year-old right-hander entered with a 1.76 ERA his first six starts of the year and threw his first career complete game his last time out.

Westbrook (5-3) was hurt only by Logan Morrison's 440-foot homer to straightaway center leading off the second that ended the right-hander's streak of 23 innings without allowing an earned run at home to start the season. The sinkerballer got all three outs on ground balls five times and benefited from two double plays, one of them a bit unusual, and is 3-1 in his last four starts.

Trevor Rosenthal struck out the side in the eighth and Mujica worked a perfect ninth with a pair of strikeouts for his 22nd save in 23 chances. He blew his first save opportunity of the year Thursday night in a loss to the Angels.

With runners on first and second and none out in the fifth, Turner was called out by home plate umpire Fieldin Culbreth after his sacrifice bunt attempt bounced off the plate and right to catcher Yadier Molina for a quick tagout. Molina pumped once before throwing to third and Adeiny Hechavarria was ruled out without a tag, and was in the dugout before the Marlins could react.

``No. 1, we didn't get the bunt down, which was probably the biggest part of it,' Redmond said. ``I thought the ball was clearly foul, he called it fair.

``I think everyone on defense thought the ball was foul, and after that I don't really know what happened.'

Holliday and Craig doubled with two outs in the first to nearly identical drives to right-center to put the Cardinals in front. They got RBI doubles from Holliday and Matt Adams plus a sacrifice fly from Craig in the third to make it 4-1.

Craig is near the top of the National League with 68 RBIs and entered with a league-leading .469 average with runners in scoring position.

A standing room crowd of 46,177 attracted by a Mike Shannon bobblehead giveaway gave the longtime Cardinals announcer a lengthy ovation before the seventh.

Notes: Joe Kelly (0-3, 3.86) makes a long-delayed first appearance as the Cardinals' fifth starter since getting elevated to the rotation on June 22 on Saturday. Four starters had been enough because the Cardinals had three days off. Nathan Eovaldi (1-0, 2.00) makes his fourth start of the year for the Marlins. ... Morrison has three homers his last five games against the Cardinals.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Marlins at Cardinals
Fri, Jul 5 Final 1 to 4
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Marlins at Cardinals
Sat, Jul 6 Final 4 to 5
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GAME 3
Marlins at Cardinals
Sun, Jul 7 Final 2 to 3
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 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIA  +160   -145   8.5 
 STL  -175   +125   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIA  +158   -133   8.5 
 STL  -173   +113   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIA  27%   12%   44% 
 STL  73%   88%   56% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Jun 16, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 STL 2 Over: 9 
 MIA 7 Cover: +130 
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 Jun 15, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 STL 13 Cover: +100 
 MIA 7 Over: 20 
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 Jun 14, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 STL 4 Over: 9 
 MIA 5 Cover: +130 
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 Mar 28, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIA 0 Under: 1 
 STL 1 Cover: +100 
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 Mar 23, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 STL 5 Over: 11 
 MIA 6 Cover: +105 
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 Mar 19, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIA 4 Over: 9 
 STL 5 Cover: +100 
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 Mar 17, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 STL 0 Over: 6 
 MIA 6 Cover: +110 
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 Mar 6, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIA 2 Over: 9 
 STL 7 Cover: +100 
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 Feb 28, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIA 2 Over: 10 
 STL 8 Cover: +100 
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 Feb 23, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 STL 3 Over: 11 
 MIA 8 Cover: +105 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Friday, Jul 5
 
    Pirates at Cubs
4:05 PM EDT
    Orioles at Yankees
7:05 PM EDT
    Twins at Blue Jays
7:05 PM EDT
    Tigers at Indians
7:05 PM EDT
    Padres at Nationals
7:05 PM EDT
    Braves at Phillies
7:05 PM EDT
    Mariners at Reds
7:10 PM EDT
    White Sox at Rays
7:10 PM EDT
    Astros at Rangers
8:05 PM EDT
    Athletics at Royals
8:10 PM EDT
    Mets at Brewers
8:10 PM EDT
    Marlins at Cardinals
8:15 PM EDT
    Rockies at Diamondbacks
9:40 PM EDT
    Red Sox at Angels
10:05 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Giants
10:15 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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