ST. LOUIS The St. Louis Cardinals' Trevor Rosenthal came dangerously close to blowing the save Friday night before inducing a game-ending double play off the bat of Miami Marlin Casey McGehee.

On Saturday, Rosenthal found himself pitching to McGehee again with the tying run on base in the top of the ninth.

This time, McGehee didn't go away as quietly.

McGehee fouled off six pitches two at 99 miles per hour before hitting Rosenthal's 11th pitch of the at-bat into right center for a game-tying single.

Jon Jay cut the ball off into the gap and made a strong relay to Mark Ellis. But Ellis' throw short-hopped Yadier Molina, who never had possession of the ball as Donovan Solano slid in under his tag, scoring from first.

Rosenthal was pulled for Sam Freeman, and in a countermove, Marlins manager Mike Redmond pinch-hit righty Jeff Baker for Garrett Jones.

Baker lined a single to left, scoring McGehee, and the Cardinals blew a win they were one strike away from gaining, losing 6-5.

Marlins closer Steve Cishek pitched a scoreless ninth. He allowed a hit to Jhonny Peralta, but Molina bounced into a 6-4-3 double play to end it.



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