Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

Baseball

Beltran hits 2-run double as Cards beat Mets 12-4; Wheeler strains oblique muscle

  • 87ee629804a0bc072a0f6a706700d805.jpg

    St. Louis Cardinals' Carlos Beltran hits a double during the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Mets, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (The Associated Press)

  • fa950f1c04a1bc072a0f6a70670065d4.jpg

    New York Mets third baseman David Wright throws to first during the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (The Associated Press)

  • 9ccb9196049bbc072a0f6a706700ef01.jpg

    New York Mets catcher John Buck (44) waits for the throw as St. Louis Cardinals' Jon Jay (19) slides into home to score on a two-run double by Carlos Beltran during the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (The Associated Press)

  • 8c484e2b049abc072a0f6a70670063de.jpg

    St. Louis Cardinals' Jon Jay, left, is tagged out at home plate by New York Mets non-roster invitee pitcher Carlos Torres as Jay tried to score on a wild pitch during the fourth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (The Associated Press)

  • 53a52e8a049abc072a0f6a7067008646.jpg

    New York Mets non-roster invitee outfielder Marlon Byrd (6) drops a fly ball hit by St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina during the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (The Associated Press)

Carlos Beltran hit a two-run double in a four-run third inning, Yadier Molina and John Jay added RBI doubles in the fourth and the St. Louis Cardinals routed the New York Mets 12-4 Wednesday.

The starters in the top five slots in the Cardinals' batting order combined to hit 5-for-10 with four doubles and seven RBIs, and St. Louis finished with 14 hits.

Mets scheduled starter Zack Wheeler was scratched because of a mild oblique strain sustained while swinging a bat in the cage during pregame workouts. Starter Darin Gorski allowed four runs, three hits and three walks in two-plus innings.

Cardinals starter Lance Lynn gave up two runs and four hits in two innings, including John Buck's two-run homer in the second. Michael Wacha, the Cardinals' top selection in last June's amateur draft, followed and allowed one hit in three innings with five strikeouts and no walks.

See the latest updates on the hottest midterm races from Fox News

Full Elections Coverage →

Keep up with all the 2014 races in

Coverage →