Cards Wrap Series With 5-4 Win Over Marlins
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Rafael Furcal capped a three-run ninth-inning rally with a two-run, bases-loaded single off Heath Bell that gave the St. Louis Cardinals a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.
Third baseman Hanley Ramirez has left the Miami Marlins’ game after five innings due to a right finger laceration.
A team spokesman wasn’t sure how Ramirez was hurt in Sunday’s game at St. Louis.
Ramirez was 0 for 2 with a walk. He stole third and scored on a throwing error by catcher Tony Cruz in the first. He was 0 for 10 in the series.
Donovan Solano took over at third and in the second slot in the order in the sixth inning.
Pinch hitter Austin Kearns put the Marlins up 4-2 with a three-run home run in the seventh.
The blown save was the sixth in 25 chances for Bell (2-5). The right-hander gave up a run while earning his 19th save in the series opener Friday.
Mitchell Boggs (2-1) struck out Donovan Solano with the bases loaded to end the ninth.
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