The St. Louis Cardinals dropped to 13-7 overall with a 6-3 loss to the New York Mets in Jupiter, Florida. The Cardinals led 2-0 after six innings but a five-run 7th inning for New York would key the victory. The win improves the Mets 6-14 overall.
Second baseman Daniel Murphy finished 2-for-5 with a run scored for New York. First baseman Justin Turner went 2-4 with an RBI and one run scored. Left fielder Vinny Rottino also had two hits, a run scored, and a run batted in after entering the game as a pitch hitter.
New center fielder Carlos Beltran went 2-for-3 with a run scored for St. Louis. Matt Carpenter played first base and third base and doubled twice in the loss. Matt Holiday went 1-for-4 for the Cardinals.
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