Fuentes makes Cardinals debut at Wrigley

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by Scott Bierman / BaseballStL

KMOV.com

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM

CHICAGO (BaseballStL) -- Two days after being called up from Springfield, left-handed reliever Brian Fuentes made his debut with the St. Louis Cardinals in a wild game at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Friday.

Fuentes entered the game in the bottom of the sixth inning with an 8-6 lead.  He threw 13 pitches, eleven of which for strikes, while striking out two batters and getting another to pop up to Rafael Furcal.

The Cardinals signed the 36-year-old reliever twelve days ago to a minor league contract.  Fuentes was released by the Oakland Athletics on July 11 after posting a 2-2 record with a 6.84 ERA and was 5-for-8 in save opportunities in 26 appearances.

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