The St. Louis Cardinals saw their five-game winning streak snapped as the Miami Marlins avoided a three-game sweep with a 5-3 victory in Marlins Park on Wednesday. The loss drops the Cards to 40-36, while Miami improves to 35-40.
St. Louis scored two runs in the first, which held until Miami tied the game in the bottom of the fifth. While the Cards would add another run in the seventh, Miami responded with two runs of their own in the bottom half of the frame. The Marlins would tack on their final run when Omar Infante ripped a double to deep left to score Greg Dobbs.
St. Louis starter Joe Kelly pitched well, going six innings and allowing five hits and two earned runs while striking out three. Catcher Tony Cruz hit a solo homer, his first of the year, in the seventh for St. Louis.
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