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Fernandez struggles as Marlins beat Cardinals 6-5


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JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Jose Fernandez struggled in his last tuneup for opening day as the Miami Marlins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 Tuesday.

The reigning NL Rookie of the Year gave up five runs in nine hits in 4 2-3 innings, struck out three and walked two. His next outing will be in Monday's opener at home against Colorado.

''It's not like I can put the ball where I want to every time,'' Fernandez said. ''We'll see what happens in six days and go from there.''

Marlins manager Mike Redmond wasn't overly concerned.

''You can tell he was having to really grind it out out there and wasn't quite as sharp with his pitches,'' Redmond said. ''He tried to limit the damage. Overall, he got his pitches in and can move on.''

Cardinals starter Lance Lynn struck out eight and walked one in five innings, giving up three runs and five hits.

Juan Diaz hit his first spring-training homer and drove in two runs for the Marlins, who rallied from a 5-3, seventh-inning deficit. Casey McGehee hit his second exhibition homer for Miami, which is 5-0 against the Cardinals this spring training.

There was a 46-minute rain delay after the top of the sixth.

STARTING TIME

Cardinals: Lynn threw 59 strikes among 91 pitches. He started in three of the Cardinals losses against Miami this spring training.

Marlins: Fernandez threw 58 strikes among 98 pitches. he had a 3.54 ERA in spring training over 20 1-3 innings.

TRANSACTIONS:

Marlins: Outfielder Reed Johnson, at spring training on a minor league contract, was told he is being added to the major league roster. Under baseball's labor contract, he had to be notified by noon on Tuesday he will be added, be given a $100,000 retention payment or be released.

Right-handers Arquimedes Caminero and Carter Capps were optioned to Triple-A New Orleans. Right-hander Chaz Roe was reassigned to minor league camp.

Caminero allowed two runs during nine innings in spring training, striking out nine and walking one.

''It's tough that I'm going down,'' a disappointed Caminero said. ''I'm going to keep working hard, try to do what I've been doing and let them make the decision. (They said) I did nothing wrong, and that it was a tough decision for them.''

Infielder Ty Wigginton, in camp on a minor league contract, was released.

''It was tough telling a guy who has been around for a long time that it's not going to happen this year,'' Redmond said.

TRAINING ROOM

Marlins: Rafael Furcal, hindered by a hamstring strain, is not certain whether he will be ready for the opener.

Furcal played in his second straight minor league game as a designated hitter Tuesday.

''We're still waiting on Furcal,'' Redmond said. ''We'll probably slide him into a game out here in the next couple of days. We definitely need to see him play in a regular game and see how that leg is feeling.''

If Furcal isn't ready, Derek Dietrich, Donovan Solano and Ed Lucas are options at second. Adeiny Hechavarria left Monday's game in the fifth inning with a mild groin strain and the Marlins plan to rest him until Friday.

MARINO WILL BE IN THE HOUSE

Former Dolphins Hall of Famer Dan Marino will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Marlins' opener.

BOURJOS BORED

Peter Bourjos said recently playing center field has been boring during spring training because very few fly balls have been hit there off Cardinals pitchers.

''Overall, we haven't got to see his range and that's a good thing,'' Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. ''We'd rather not see his back running to the fence all the time.''

 
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Players of the Game
St. Louis

P. Bourjos
AB 3
R 1
H 3
HR 0
RBI 1
Miami

J. Diaz
AB 1
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
 
St. Louis Cardinals
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kolten Wong, 2B3121110 .391
   Ed Easley, C1000000 .273
Daniel Descalso, 3B-SS4111100 .316
Matt Holliday, LF4001023 .316
   Jorge Rondon, P0000000 .000
   Seth Maness, P0000000 .000
   Scott McGregor, P0000000 .000
   a-Jon Jay, PH1000010 .163
Matt Adams, 1B2000100 .298
   Xavier Scruggs, 1B1000000 .188
Yadier Molina, C2110101 .308
   Stephen Piscotty, RF1000000 .324
Shane Robinson, RF-CF4010002 .293
Peter Bourjos, CF3131000 .343
   Scott Moore, LF1010000 .250
Pete Kozma, SS-2B4110005 .206
Lance Lynn, P2000011 .000
   b-Mark Ellis, PH-3B2000011 .259
Totals35510446  
a-struck out for McGregor in the 9th
b-struck out for Lynn in the 6th
Batting
3B - Daniel Descalso (1, Fernandez)
RBI - Kolten Wong (9), Daniel Descalso (10), Matt Holliday (9), Peter Bourjos (3)
2-OUT RBI - Peter Bourjos (1)
CS - Kolten Wong (3, 3rd base by Jennings/Saltalamacchia)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Descalso-Kozma-Scruggs
E - Kolten Wong (1, Misplayed grounder)
PB - Ed Easley (1)
St. Louis Cardinals
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lance Lynn 5533181 6.06
Jorge Rondon (H,3) 1100200 0.00
Seth Maness (L,1-2; BS,2) 1433001 9.28
Scott McGregor 1000010 5.06
Pitches-Strikes - Lance Lynn 43-38, Jorge Rondon 11-3, Seth Maness 12-9, Scott McGregor 5-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Lance Lynn 4-4, Jorge Rondon 1-1, Seth Maness 2-1, Scott McGregor 2-0
Batters Faced - Lance Lynn 22, Jorge Rondon 5, Seth Maness 7, Scott McGregor 3
Miami Marlins
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Christian Yelich, LF3110010 .250
   Brian Bogusevic, LF2110010 .178
Derek Dietrich, 2B-3B4011011 .350
   A.J. Ramos, P0000000 .000
Giancarlo Stanton, RF3000022 .296
   Steve Cishek, P0000000 .000
   a-Donovan Solano, PH-2B1000000 .313
Garrett Jones, 1B3011000 .222
   Juan Diaz, SS1112000 .474
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C1000100 .186
   b-Wilfredo Gimenez, PH-C2120000 .500
Marcell Ozuna, CF4011025 .180
Casey McGehee, 3B2111001 .245
   c-Austin Nola, PH-2B-3B1000101 .292
Ed Lucas, SS-1B3110110 .310
Jose Fernandez, P1000010 .000
   Kevin Slowey, P0000000 .000
   Dan Jennings, P0000000 .000
   d-Matt Angle, PH-RF2000001 .280
Totals33610639  
a-grounded out for Cishek in the 7th
b-singled for Saltalamacchia in the 6th
c-walked for McGehee in the 6th
d-grounded into a double play for Jennings in the 6th
Batting
2B - Marcell Ozuna (5, Maness)
HR - Juan Diaz (1, Maness), Casey McGehee (2, Lynn)
SH - Jose Fernandez (2)
RBI - Derek Dietrich (7), Garrett Jones (10), Juan Diaz 2 (5), Marcell Ozuna (6), Casey McGehee (5)
2-OUT RBI - Garrett Jones (5), Juan Diaz 2 (3), Marcell Ozuna (1)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Saltalamacchia-McGehee, Saltalamacchia-McGehee-Diaz-Solano-Lucas
E - Giancarlo Stanton (1, Misplayed grounder), Christian Yelich (1, Misplayed grounder)
Miami Marlins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jose Fernandez 4.2954230 3.54
Kevin Slowey 0.2000010 2.70
Dan Jennings 0.2000210 0.00
Steve Cishek (W,2-0) 1000000 4.00
A.J. Ramos (S,1) 2100010 1.80
WP - Jose Fernandez (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Jose Fernandez 38-29, Kevin Slowey 4-4, Dan Jennings 11-3, Steve Cishek 3-3, A.J. Ramos 8-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jose Fernandez 4-7, Kevin Slowey 1-0, Steve Cishek 1-2, A.J. Ramos 2-2
Batters Faced - Jose Fernandez 25, Kevin Slowey 2, Dan Jennings 3, Steve Cishek 3, A.J. Ramos 6
Game Information
Attendance - 4076
Game Time - 3:17
Temperature - 74
Umpires - Home - Mike Estabrook, First Base - C.B. Bucknor, Second Base - James Hoye, Third Base - Gabe Morales