JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals played the field like Florida has all spring, while the Marlins finally played a game without booting a ball.
Florida scored five unearned runs off six errors by St. Louis, Ricky Nolasco breezed through four innings and the Marlins beat the Cardinals 9-8 on Sunday.
The Marlins had committed 20 errors coming into the game, but for once had the pleasure of watching the other team kick the ball around Roger Dean Stadium.
Florida scored six runs in the fifth inning, helped by consecutive errors by Chris Duncan, Albert Pujols and Skip Schumaker, who had two errors as he continues to learn a new position. Shortstop Khalil Greene and right fielder Joe Thurston each added an error.