The Miami Marlins looked as if they may get swept by the St. Louis Cardinals, going down early in the game 2-0 in the first inning. After a few scoreless innings the Marlins were able to get on the scoreboard and tie the game. The Marlins got on the board with a John Buck single followed up by a Jose Reyes fielder's choice to tie the game at 2-2.
The Cardinals took a short 3-2 lead on a Tony Cruz solo home run, but that was immediately answered by a John Buck solo shot, followed up by a Logan Morrison solo shot to give the Marlins a 4-3 lead. Miami picked up another run in the bottom of the eighth inning and were able to hold on for the 5-3 win and avoid the sweep.
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