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TEAMS: St. Louis Cardinals
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Joe Kelly pitches six innings by day, plays Xbox with Twitter followers by night

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Second-guessing pitching decisions part of the game

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Marlins struggle vs. Jake Westbrook, fall to Cardinals

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America helping Americans: “The American Way”

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