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Miller gets the win as Cardinals beat the Red Sox 8-6

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JUPITER, FL - FEBRUARY 24:  Pitcher Shelby Miller #40 of the St. Louis Cardinals poses for a portrait during photo day at Roger Dean Stadium on February 24, 2014 in Jupiter, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) By Rob Carr JUPITER, FL - FEBRUARY 24: Pitcher Shelby Miller #40 of the St. Louis Cardinals poses for a portrait during photo day at Roger Dean Stadium on February 24, 2014 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) By Rob Carr
JUPITER, FL - FEBRUARY 24:  Pitcher Shelby Miller #40 of the St. Louis Cardinals poses for a portrait during photo day at Roger Dean Stadium on February 24, 2014 in Jupiter, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) By Rob Carr JUPITER, FL - FEBRUARY 24: Pitcher Shelby Miller #40 of the St. Louis Cardinals poses for a portrait during photo day at Roger Dean Stadium on February 24, 2014 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) By Rob Carr
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller says hello to fans during the St. Louis Cardinals Winter Warm-up in St. Louis on January 19, 2014.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt By BILL GREENBLATT St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller says hello to fans during the St. Louis Cardinals Winter Warm-up in St. Louis on January 19, 2014. UPI/Bill Greenblatt By BILL GREENBLATT
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(AP) — Shelby Miller gave up a leadoff home run in his spring training debut Wednesday, then retired eight in a row to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Boston Red Sox 8-6.

The game was a relaxed rematch of last year's World Series, won by the Red Sox in six games.

Miller, who was held out of the World Series because the Cardinals didn't want to add to the rookie's season-long workload, gave up a homer to Daniel Nava on his second pitch. That was the lone baserunner allowed by Miller, who struck out five, four looking, and reached 95 mph on the radar gun.

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Red Sox newcomer Chris Capuano, pitching his first game, went two innings and allowed two runs on a homer by Xavier Scruggs.

Xander Bogaerts homered for the Red Sox.

 

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