St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Tony Cruz's two-run triple in the fourth inning proved to be the difference, as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins, 3-2, in the middle installment of a three-game series.
Skip Schumaker had an RBI single in the fourth for the Cardinals, who bounced back from a 3-2 loss in the opener on Friday.
Kyle Lohse (9-2) gave up two runs on three hits over seven innings to win his third straight start. The right-hander, who struck out four, has pitched at least seven innings in six straight starts, going 4-1 in that span.
Justin Ruggiano hit a two-run homer for the Marlins, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.
Carlos Zambrano (4-7) allowed three runs on seven hits over five full frames to suffer another loss. He is 0-4 over his last six outings, with the Marlins losing each game.
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