Lohse pitches, hits Cardinals to victory, Friday

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March 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Lohse allowed an unearned run and three hits in six innings and singled in a run to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-3 victory over the New York Mets on Friday. Lohse did receive a scare, though. Omar Quintanilla’s well struck grounder in the third inning hit Lohse in hand. After the play, the trainer came out to check on Lohse, who said he simply needed a few moments to let the tingling in his ring and pinkie fingers subside. Lohse was given an error on the play — the Cardinals’ second consecutive error — and the run scored by Mike Nickeas was unearned. Lohse stayed in the game, allowing only one more hit and walking one through the final three innings. The Cardinals took the lead for good in the fourth, with Lohse driving in the go-ahead run. The Mets’ Dillion Gee gave up 10 hits and four runs in six innings.