Rays beat Cards 8-5

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - Adam Wainwright's first spring training appearance wasn't exactly what the St. Louis Cardinals ace had hoped for.

Wainwright allowed three runs on five hits and a walk in two innings Monday as the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Cardinals 8-5.

The right-hander said he was "disappointed" when asked about his outing in Jupiter, Fla. He says he was prepared to throw better than he did, but will build on the outing.

Manager Tony La Russa wasn't concerned considering Wainwright will have six more appearances before he's expected to start on opening day.

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