Marcum, Mets shut out Cardinals 3-0

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March 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) – Shaun Marcum and six Mets relievers combined on a three-hit shutout Sunday, propelling New York to a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.  Making his third start of the spring, Marcum allowed only one hit and didn’t walk anyone in 3 2-3 innings.  St. Louis starter Jamie Garcia was equally baffling to New York hitters. The left-hander threw five shutout innings, surrendering four hits and a walk.

The Mets scored in the eighth when Travis d’Arnaud drew a walk from Edward Mujica, moved up on a wild pitch and later came home on Jordany Valdespin’s single.  Jamie Hoffman hit a two-run double in the ninth.