On the bright side, Holliday and Molina each had 2 hits and an RBI for St. Louis.
Cards closer told to rest, may be put on disabled list.
C Yadier Molina and OF Carlos Beltran, having returned from the World Baseball Classic, are likely to get back in the St. Louis lineup Saturday.
Freese had been out since March 14 with back stiffness stemming from a hard fall he took while chasing a foul ball.
While SLU & Mizzou look to be in the toughest region of the NCAA Tournament, the Illinois Fighting Illini might have a good chance to make some noise.
Miller allowed a hit and a walk. Joe Kelly, also competing for a rotation spot, wasn’t nearly as successful.
Marlins got the best of Redbirds, 6-0 on St. Patrick’s Day.
Detroit scored all three runs off starter Jaime Garcia.
Cards opening day starter shines in 5-1 exhibition victory over Nationals.
Joe Kelly allowed three hits and one run in four solid innings Thursday to strengthen his claim on the fifth spot.