Cards late inning comeback falls short, lose 8-4

Cards late inning comeback falls short, lose 8-4

Credit: Bryce Moore, BaseballStL

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by JJ Bailey / BaseballStL | @TheJJBailey

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Posted on July 6, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 6 at 3:29 PM

(BaseballStL) — During the final two innings, the Cardinals mounted a comeback, plating three more runs after Wong's home run.

The first run came on a ground rule double from Matt Adams, a career best fourth hit of the game, to score Peter Bourjos. Adams then scored on an RBI ground out from Allen Craig.

In the ninth inning, Kolten Wong led off with a single followed by an RBI double from Daniel Descalso.

With runners threatening at first and third, Adams came up again with the possibility of pulling within one run with one swing. But the long fly ball he hit stopped short on the warning track for the final out of the game.

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In his first back from returning from the DL, Kolten Wong launched a ball over the right field wall in the seventh to get the Redbirds on the board.

Trailing 4-0 heading into the bottom half of the seventh, the Cardinals had just four hits and three of them had come from Matt Adams. 

Wong took the first pitch he saw 416 feet over the wall, but the Cards still trail the Marlins 4-1.

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Marlins threatened again in the third inning with the bases juiced and two outs.

Marco Gonzales sent the Marlins down in order in the second inning, earning his first strike out at Busch Stadium. He got a ground out and another strike out, but walked Giancarlo Stanton with two outs.

Casey McGehee then beat the shift for a single that sent Stanton to third. Another walk loaded the bases bringing up Jeff Baker. But his ground ball to third, which was initially bobbled by Matt Carpenter, ended the inning with no damage done.

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Marco Gonzales’ first home start was the opposite of his debut in Colorado. 

The first two Marlins reached on singles before Giancarlo Stanton grounded into a 5-4-3 double play to reduce the threat. 

However Casey McGeheee continued to torment Cardinal pitching when he singled next, scoring Christian Yelich and putting the Fish out in front. 

Another single from Marcell Ozuna put two on once more, but Jeff Baker grounded a sinker to Daniel Descalso at short to end the inning. 

All told, the Marlins brought six men to the plate, picked up four hits and scored a run.

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