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Homers By Marte, Rodriguez, Cunningham, And Rojas

Homers By Marte, Rodriguez, Cunningham, And Rojas

Palm Beach Cardinals  9,  Bradenton Marauders  3[ box ]A 5-run 8th inning by the Cardinals put the game out of reach for the Marauders.  Nate Baker suffered his 5th loss of the season (4-5 record) for the Marauders.  He pitched 6 innings and allowed 3 runs on 4 hits, while striking out 8 batters.  Those 3 runs came in the first two innings.  A walk and a double brought in the first run in the top of the 1st.  When Baker threw a wild pitch, the runner from second took off for third.  C Carlos Paulino tried to throw him out at third, but his throw went wild, and the runner scored on the throwing error.  A solo home run by 3B Niko Vasequez opened the second inning for the Cardinals, giving them a 3-0 lead.  The Marauders threatened in the bottom of the 1st, when they loaded the bases on singles by RF Robbie Grossman and LF Adalberto Santos and a walk to DH Pedro Alvarez.  But the inning ended with a ground out, leaving all three ...

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