Holliday hits 1st spring home run, Cardinals beat Mets 3-1

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JUPITER, Fla._ Matt Holliday hit his first home run this spring, a long drive off Bartolo Colon that helped the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets 3-1 Monday.

Holliday’s shot hit the Marlins clubhouse beyond the left field wall. The Marlins and Cardinals share the complex.

Holliday later singled and scored.

Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez gave up one run and three hits in six innings. He walked none and struck out four.

Colon allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings.

Neil Walker doubled and scored the Mets’ run.

Playing his first Grapefruit League game since straining his knee on March 10, Mets shortstop as Asdrubal Cabrera went hitless in three at-bats.

By CHUCK KING
Associated Press