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St. Louis at Miami

St. Louis
W: Z. Phillips (1-0) L: M. Rzepczynski (0-2)
HR: STL - None   MIA - None

Marlins 6, Cardinals 5


JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - A lighter Lance Lynn is still adjusting to pitching at his new weight.

Lynn threw 5 2-3 innings for the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday in a 6-5 loss to Miami. Chris Coghlan's RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth off Marc Rzepczynski won it for the Marlins.

An 18-game winner last year, Lynn has struggled most since losing about 30 pounds during the offseason. The right-hander entered this outing with a 7.50 spring ERA in 12 innings over four starts.

Lynn gave up three runs and four hits. He walked two, struck out five and hit consecutive batters starting the fourth. He is scheduled to start the Cardinals' third game of the regular season at Arizona on April 3.

"Better, and that's what you're looking for every time out," he said. "I'm getting to be where I want to be and where I need to be for the first week of the season."

"I'm not worried about good or bad outings, it's about improving every time out," Lynn said.

Gorkys Hernandez drove in three runs for the Marlins. He got his RBIs with a groundout, sacrifice fly and singled.

Matt Holliday and Yadier Molina each had two hits and an RBI for the Cardinals.

Miami starter Nathan Eovaldi allowed three runs and nine hits in six innings. He struck out two and threw a wild pitch.

NOTES: The Marlins signed INF Wilson Valdez, 34, to a minor league contract. He struck out looking and walked in two plate appearances. ... St. Louis reassigned RHP Seth Maness, Cs Audry Perez and J.R. Towles, INF Kolten Wong and OF Justin Christian to minor league camp. ... Miami opening day starter Ricky Nolasco will throw at the team's complex on Wednesday instead of making that day's long trip to Fort Myers, where the Marlins will play Boston.

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G. Hernandez
AB 2
R 0
H 1
HR 0
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M. Holliday
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0

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St. Louis Cardinals
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    Kolten Wong, PR-2B2100012 .250
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c-walked for G. Garcia in the 9th
2B - Matt Holliday (3, Eovaldi)
SH - Tony Cruz (1)
RBI - Matt Holliday (5), Yadier Molina (5), Matt Adams (14), Pete Kozma (8)
Team LOB - 7
DP - Wigginton-Descalso-Adams
E - Oscar Taveras (2, Misplayed grounder)
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Miami Marlins
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b-singled for Eovaldi in the 6th
c-struck out for Ramos in the 8th
SF - Gorkys Hernandez (1)
RBI - Chris Coghlan (5), Gorkys Hernandez 3 (8), Austin Nola (1)
2-OUT RBI - Chris Coghlan (3), Gorkys Hernandez (1), Austin Nola (1)
Team LOB - 9
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Batters Faced - Nate Eovaldi 25, Mike Dunn 3, A.J. Ramos 3, Dan Jennings 7, Zach Phillips 1
Game Information
Attendance - 4851
Game Time - 3:09
Temperature - 82
Umpires - Home - James Hoye, First Base - Chris Conroy, Second Base - C.B. Bucknor, Third Base - Sean Barber