JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- St. Louis manager Mike Matheny wouldn't commit to naming a fifth starter even though the two pitchers in competition had decidedly different outings in the Cardinals' 5-4 victory over Miami.
Starter Shelby Miller allowed only one hit and one walk in four scoreless innings while striking out three, retiring the last 11 batters he faced.
Joe Kelly wasn't nearly as successful. The Marlins tagged him for eight hits and scored their only runs of the game in a four-run fourth.
"I saw some positive things out of both of them," Matheny said. "They just keep making this tougher and that's what they should be doing."
Matheny also didn't give a time frame for making his decision.
For Miller, a former first-round draft choice, the outing was his best of the spring. He threw 31 of his 43 pitches for strikes and dispatched the Marlins with such efficiency that he needed to throw about 20 pitches more in the bullpen to complete his...