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Westbrook goes 4, Cards cut 3, Braves win by 9

2:40 PM, Mar 12, 2013   |    comments
Pitcher Jake Westbrook. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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(KSDK Sports) -- Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook allowed two runs, three hits, three walks and a hit batter in four innings.  But that was about it for the good to decent news for the Cardinals. 

Julio Teheran pitched five hitless innings, Freddie Freeman was 2 for 2 with two RBIs and the Atlanta Braves beat the St. Louis Cardinals 12-3 Tuesday.

St. Louis ended a 29-inning scoreless streak with a three-run seventh off Luis Avilan.

Teheran, on the verge of gaining the fifth spot in the Braves' rotation, struck out six and walked two while lowering his ERA to 1.29 in four starts. He has allowed four hits and struck out 18 in 14 innings.

Freeman had two singles and a sacrifice fly. The Braves scored five times off Edward Mujica in the seventh and three times off Jason Motte in the eighth.

Cards Cut Three from Spring Roster
The Cardinals  cut three players from their Spring Training roster, reducing the number of players in Major League camp to 48.

The Cardinals announced that left-handed pitcher Kevin Siegrist has been optioned to Memphis (AAA) and that non-roster left-handed pitcher Barret Browning and non-roster catcher Cody Stanley have been re-assigned to minor league camp.

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