Cardinals’ Lynn delivers his best start of spring

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March 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Lance Lynn delivered what was easily his best outing of spring training and three relievers made a first-inning run stand up for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 1-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday. Lynn allowed only two hits in six innings while striking out five. He retired the final 14 batters he faced. Edward Mujica, Trevor Rosenthal and Mitchell Boggs combined to allow only one hit over the final three innings to seal the victory and ensure that the Cardinals (16-14), who have one Grapefruit League game remaining, will finish with a winning record. Matt Holliday had an RBI single off Justin Nicolino for the game’s only run.

Before the game, Miami president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest said center fielder Gorkys Hernandez had not made the club and that reliever Wilson Valdez had been sent to Triple-A New Orleans.