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Garcia, Cardinals hold off Marlins 3-1 in St. Louis

Garcia, Cardinals hold off Marlins 3-1 in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS Jaime Garcia pitched into the ninth inning as the Cardinals defeated the Miami Marlins 3-1 before a crowd of 42,025 at Busch Stadium Friday night. Garcia upped his record to 5-4, scattering six hits along the way. He struck out six and finished with one walk and one hit batter. He was looking for his first shutout since 2011. Garcia helped his cause by picking off Dee Gordon after a lead-off hit in the fourth and got pinch-hitter Miguel Rojas to hit into a 6-4-3 double play after Adeiny Hechavarria led off the Miami eighth with a bunt single. With one out in the ninth, Garcia hit a batter and walked his first of the game. He was relieved by Trevor Rosenthal. Cole Gillespie...

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