Cards, Miller fall to Mets 5-3

Cards, Miller fall to Mets 5-3

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Cards, Miller fall to Mets 5-3

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by Associated Press

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Posted on March 24, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 25 at 8:05 AM

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -  Diasuke Matsuzaka allowed one run over six innings in his bid to become the Mets' fifth starter, helping New York beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 Monday.

Competing with  Jenrry Mejia, Dice-K allowed three runs and three walks, striking out five. Matsuzaka hit Stephen Piscotty on the back of the helmet with a changeup opening the seventh and was replaced by  Vic Black.

Daniel Murphy went 2 for 3, including a two-run double in the third off Shelby Miller.

Miller gave up three runs and three hits in five innings. He struck out four and walked three.

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