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Robertson goes 7 innings in first Marlins start

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Newly acquired Nate Robertson allowed one earned run on two hits in seven innings and even drove in a run in the Florida Marlins' 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday.

Robertson, acquired in a trade with the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday, surrendered a run in the when Ryan Ludwick led off with a double to left, stole third, and scored on David Freese's groundout to short.

Brian Barden went 2-for-2, both doubles, for Florida.

Prior to the game, St. Louis traded infielder Julio Lugo to Baltimore.

(This version CORRECTS APNewsNow. SUBS 3rd graf to correct to Barden playing for Marlins.)