Ricky Nolasco, Marlins beat Cardinals 7-2

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June 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

MIAMI (AP) – Ricky Nolasco allowed one run and three hits in seven innings Sunday to help the Miami Marlins take the rubber game of their three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals, 7-2.   NL Central leader St. Louis lost a series for the first time since April 26-28 against Pittsburgh.
 
The Marlins climbed above .300 at 21-47, still baseball’s worst record. They scored 19 runs in the series against a team with the lowest ERA in the majors.  The abundance of offense was a refreshing change for Nolasco (4-7), who has endured the worst run support of any pitcher with at least 14 tarts. Luxuriating in a lead, he retired 11 in a row during one stretch.