Marlins Pitchers Dominate Cardinals with 15 Strikeouts, Win 6-3

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The Miami Marlins pitching staff worked over the Cardinals hitters on Sunday at Busch Stadium and won the deciding game of the three game series 6-3.

Marlins pitchers chalked up 15 strikeouts on the Redbirds hitters. Starting pitcher Adam Conley led the way with nine strikeouts over five and a third innings pitched. The Miami bullpen accounted for the other six K's. The Cardinals scored first on Matt Holliday's second inning home run, his 16th of the season to make it 1-0. But the Marlins got three runs off Cardinals starter Michael Wacha to grab the lead. Giancarlo Stanton provided the game winning hit with a run scoring double in the seventh inning. The Cardinals bullpen faulted again, allowing three runs in five innings. Wacha could only pitch into the fifth inning, before being pulled.

The loss drops the Cardinals eight games back of the first place Cubs in the NL Central division. The setback also dropped the Cards home record this season to eight games under the .500 mark.

Fox 2 Multimedia journalist David Cruse has the post game report from the Cardinals locker room.