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Marlins Vs. Cardinals Final: St. Louis Squeaks By Miami, 3-2

The Miami Marlins came up short against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday afternoon at Busch Stadium as they fell, 3-2.

After the Marlins jumped out to a 2-0 early lead in the top of the second inning, the Cardinals bounced right back in the bottom of the fourth inning and put the deciding three runs on the board.

Justin Ruggiano represented Miami's sole source of offense as he two hits and two RBI's in the game. As a team, Miami only had six hits on the day. Carlos Zambrano got the start on the mound and gets credited with the loss which brings his win-loss record to 4-7 on the season.

Zambrano pitched five complete innings and gave up seven hits and all three of the Cardinals earned runs while walking two batters and striking out four.

The final game in the weekend series will be played on Sunday.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Marlins, visit Fish Stripes. For more on the Cardinals check out Viva El Birdos. Head over to Baseball Nation for more news and notes from around the Major Leagues.

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