Cardinals Vs. Marlins Final Score: St. Louis Drops Spring Training Opener, 4-3

Greg Dobbs knocked in three runs for the Miami Marlins, who held on despite a late rally from the St. Louis Cardinals to win 4-3 on Monday. It was the first game of Grapefruit League play for both teams.

Related: Spring Training Game 1: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Miami Marlins, March 5, 2012, 12:05 PM CDT

St. Louis was held scoreless for the first eight innings before mounting a comeback in the bottom of the ninth inning. The Cardinals got the tying and go-ahead runs on the bases with only one out, but the rally ended with a strikeout and a groundout to the pitcher.

Carlos Beltran went 0-3 at the plate, while Matt Holliday was 0-2. The Cardinals will play the Mets on Tuesday.

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