JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Reigning NL batting champion Dee Gordon singled for his first hit of the spring after an 0-for-10 start and the Miami Marlins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 on Wednesday.

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina made a sweeping tag play at the plate to save a run in his first appearance of the spring. He didn’t bat, protecting his surgically repaired left thumb for another week or so. He caught three innings.

Gordon, who batted .333 last year, got his hit off Marco Gonzales and scored in the third.

Mike Leake worked two scoreless innings in his first spring start for St. Louis. Adam Conley allowed one hit in 2 2-3 innings in his second start for Miami.

Justin Bour had two hits and two RBIs for Miami. Patrick Wisdom had a two-run homer for St. Louis.


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