JUPITER (CBSMiami/AP) — The Miami Marlins played their second split squad game on Tuesday hoping to keep their strong Spring Training record intact.READ MORE: More Than 1,300 Hospitalized In Florida For COVID-19
Jhonny Peralta had three hits, including his first homer of spring training, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over a Marlins’ split squad 7-1 Tuesday.
Peralta, who entered in 1-for-14 slide, homered on a fifth-inning slider from Bryan Morris for a 5-1 lead. He singled in his first two at-bats.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Another Cool Morning, Slight Warm Up Over The Weekend
Marco Gonzales, trying to win the fifth spot in the Cardinals’ rotation, allowed his first run of spring training. He gave up four hits and two walks in 4 2-3 innings, striking out three. The Cardinals’ 2014 minor league pitcher of the year threw 41 of his 67 pitches for strikes and also looped an RBI single over first baseman Jeff Baker in a three-run fourth.
Matt Holliday had a bases-loaded, two-run single in the fourth off Jarred Cosart, who allowed four runs, eight hits and three walks in 3 2-3 innings. Cosart yielded three earned runs in two innings against Minnesota in his previous outing.MORE NEWS: Taste Of The Town: Casa Mariano In Doral Delights With A Blend Of Mediterranean and South American Flavors
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