Image by paul.hadsall via FlickrFinal Score: St. Louis 3, NY Mets 2
Gerald Laird's sacrifice fly in the seventh inning scored the go-ahead run, as the St. Louis Cardinals rallied for a 3-2 win over the New York Mets in a Grapefruit League game.
The Cardinals trailed 2-0 heading to the bottom of the third, but Jon Jay ripped an RBI double in the inning to get them on the board and Matt Carpenter added an RBI double in the sixth to tie the game.
Tyler Greene led off the seventh with a single, moved to second on Jay's bunt and third on Adron Chambers' single and then scored when Laird flew out to center field.
Jake Westbrook started for the Cardinals and threw two innings, giving up RBI singles to Ruben Tejada and Luis Castillo. Westbrook yielded five hits and a walk, striking out one. Jason Motte got the win with two scoreless innings.
Mets starter R.A. Dickey allowed one run on three hits in three innings, striking out four in a no-decision. Josh Stinson took the loss, giving up runs in the sixth and seventh innings.
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