Originally written June 18, 2013 on STLSportsMinute:
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After losing a weekend series on the road to the lowly Miami Marlins, the St. Louis Cardinals returned home to face the Chicago Cubs, hoping to get things back on track. With prized rookie sensation Shelby Miller on the hill, the Cardinals were able to get back to their winning ways, beating the Cubs 5-2. Miller was outstanding on the hill once again for the Cardinals, picking up his eighth win of the season while throwing five shutout innings. Miller was forced to leave the game early due to some cramps in his calf, but managed to allow just two hits and two walks while striking out five. Miller fired 83 pitches, 52 of which for strikes, and continued his campaign to win the National League Rookie of the Year award. After leaving early, Miller got help from another rookie, Kevin Siegrist, who made his way through his sixth consecutive appearance without allowing an earned run to start his MLB career. Siegrist recorded four outs before being relieved by another rookie, Seth Maness. ...
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