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    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - Mark Buehrle always wants to feel good when he's pitching. The Miami newcomer says he felt "too good" on Friday in a 5-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

    Buehrle was tagged for five runs in 2 1-3 innings, allowing six hits and walking two. He threw 70 pitches against what could be the Cardinals' opening day lineup.

    "That's where I wanted to get," Buehrle said of his pitch count, "but not in 2 1-3 innings."

    "The ball was moving too much. I was falling behind in the count. Pretty much everything you're not supposed to do, I did," the left-hander said.

    Buehrle signed a four-year, $58 million contract in December to add depth to the Marlins' rotation. He has a 9.95 ERA in two big league exhibitions.

    "That's a typical Buehrle spring training," said Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen, who knows Buehrle from their years together with the Chicago White Sox from 2004-11.

    "I'm not worried about him. He knows what he's doing. I've seen him for so many years. As long as he is on the mound healthy (when the season starts), because you're going to see some ugly games when he's pitching in spring training. And it wasn't that ugly. 5-0? That was pretty good."

    Buehrle allowed eight earned runs in five starts last spring with the White Sox before going on to post a 13-9 record with a 3.59 ERA.

    Buehrle also batted Friday for the first time since June 29. He struck out looking with the bases loaded on a 3-2 pitch to end the second.

    "It was a little awkward. But it was good to see some live pitching," said Buehrle, who is 5-for-47 (.106) in his career as a hitter.

    "We've seen a machine out here and it's throwing at 60 miles an hour. It's a little different than facing live pitching coming in there at 90."

    Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook tossed four shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out four.

    Matt Holliday hit his first home run of the spring and is batting .500 in exhibition play.

    St. Louis first baseman Lance Berkman returned to action for the first time since Sunday and doubled. He'd been out with a sore left knee.

    NOTES: Marlins RF Giancarlo Stanton said an MRI exam revealed swelling on his left knee. He said he wasn't sure what caused the problem. Stanton hopes to return to action next week. He hasn't played since March 11 when he left the game after being hit on the left wrist with a pitch. ... Cardinals bullpen coach Dyer Miller has left the team to be with family after his brother was killed in an accident. Cal Eldred will be fill in as bullpen coach. ... Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter has thrown off a mound for the first time in nearly two weeks. He had been limited in workouts since March 3 because of a stiff neck. "It was a little better than I had hoped," he said. "I felt good. I felt strong. I'm just happy." Carpenter threw 30 fastballs at about 75 percent of his usual strength after reporting no neck trouble following consecutive days of throwing on flat ground. If he feels well Saturday, he could try to throw off the mound again Sunday or Monday, and pitch batting practice. The Cardinals think they might have a better idea next week of when Carpenter would be ready for exhibition games.

     
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    Miami Marlins
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Jose Reyes, SS3010000 .250
        Nick Green, SS1000000 .091
    Emilio Bonifacio, CF3000001 .250
        Bryan Petersen, CF1000010 .300
    Hanley Ramirez, 3B3010010 .444
        Gil Velazquez, 3B1000010 .083
    Gaby Sanchez, 1B3000001 .176
        Jeff Dominguez, 1B1000010 .200
    Omar Infante, 2B3000010 .333
        Donovan Solano, 2B1000000 .368
    Austin Kearns, RF3010010 .389
    Aaron Rowand, LF2000112 .045
    Brett Hayes, C2000101 .231
        Clint Sammons, C0000000 .333
       a- Scott Cousins, PH1000010 .238
       b- Donnie Murphy, PH1000011 .211
    Totals30030210  
    a-struck out for Webb in the 5th
    b-struck out for Ceda in the 7th
    Miami Marlins
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Mark Buehrle (L,1-1) 2.1655221 9.95
    Dan Jennings 0.2000000 0.00
    Ryan Webb 1000000 0.00
    Jose Ceda 2100140 0.00
    Chad Gaudin 1000120 1.59
    Gary Glover 1000100 0.00
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mark Buehrle 1-4, Ryan Webb 2-1, Chad Gaudin 1-0
    Batters Faced - Mark Buehrle 15, Dan Jennings 2, Ryan Webb 3, Jose Ceda 8, Chad Gaudin 4, Gary Glover 4
    St. Louis Cardinals
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Rafael Furcal, SS4000012 .176
        Alex Cora, SS-2B0000000 .231
    Carlos Beltran, RF3110000 .222
        Eugenio Velez, RF1000000 .154
    Matt Holliday, LF3221000 .500
        Erik Komatsu, LF0000100 .280
    David Freese, 3B2100220 .235
        Matt Carpenter, 3B0000000 .304
    Lance Berkman, 1B4110024 .375
        Matt Adams, 1B0000000 .300
    Yadier Molina, C4033000 .476
    Jon Jay, CF3001013 .261
    Tyler Greene, 2B3000022 .136
       a- Oscar Taveras, PH0000100 .286
        Ryan Jackson, SS0000000 .231
    Skip Schumaker, DH2000000 .190
       b- Daniel Descalso, PH-DH1000101 .409
    Totals3057558  
    a-walked for T. Greene in the 8th
    b-walked for Schumaker in the 6th
    Batting
    2B - Lance Berkman (1, Buehrle), Yadier Molina (1, Ceda)
    HR - Matt Holliday (1, Buehrle)
    SF - Jon Jay (1)
    RBI - Matt Holliday (2), Yadier Molina 3 (5), Jon Jay (1)
    2-OUT RBI - Yadier Molina 2 (3)
    SB - Erik Komatsu (4, 2nd base off Gaudin/Sammons)
    Team LOB - 7
    Fielding
    DP - Freese-Berkman
    E - Rafael Furcal (2, Misplayed grounder)
    St. Louis Cardinals
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Jake Westbrook (W,1-0) 4200140 0.00
    Trevor Rosenthal (H,1) 2100010 1.50
    Eduardo Sanchez (H,1) 1000110 0.00
    Victor Marte (H,1) 1000020 2.25
    Mitchell Boggs 1000020 6.75
    HBP - Kearns (by Eduardo Sanchez)
    WP - Eduardo Sanchez (2)
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jake Westbrook 6-3, Trevor Rosenthal 1-4, Eduardo Sanchez 1-0, Mitchell Boggs 1-0
    Batters Faced - Jake Westbrook 16, Trevor Rosenthal 7, Eduardo Sanchez 4, Victor Marte 3, Mitchell Boggs 3
    Game Information
    Attendance - 6612
    Game Time - 2:17
    Temperature - 78
    Umpires - Home - UMP Nonindividual, First Base - Angel Hernandez, Second Base - C.B. Bucknor, Third Base - Eric Loveless