Cardinals rally to beat Marlins 5-4

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July 8th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rafael Furcal capped a three-run ninth-inning rally with a two-run, bases-loaded single off Heath Bell that gave the St. Louis Cardinals a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday. Pinch hitter Austin Kearns put the Marlins up 4-2 with a three-run home run in the seventh. The blown save was the sixth in 25 chances for Bell (2-5). The right-hander gave up a run while earning his 19th save in the series opener Friday. Mitchell Boggs (2-1) struck out Donovan Solano with the bases loaded to end the ninth.