Found February 28, 2013 on STLSportsMinute:
For the second  consecutive day, the St. Louis Cardinals' offense pounded the baseball all over the yard in route to an easy 8-2 victory over the Miami Marlins in Jupiter, Florida on Thursday afternoon. The offense has looked good thus far across the board and rookie Oscar Taveras was the story on Thursday. The high-profile prospect blasted a grand slam home run to help the Cardinals to victory. While the offense and the youngsters like Taveras and Kolten Wong have been impressive, the real story has suddenly turned to the Cardinals' health. Carlos Beltran and Jake Westbrook both left Thursday's game with injuries. Beltran left after taking a pitch off his foot in the first inning. X-rays were negative. Meanwhile, Westbrook left with a knee contusion injury suffered on a comebacker off the bat of Marlins' first baseman Casey Kotchman. While neither of the injuries seems to be serious, the veterans join an expanding list of the Cardinals who are already bang...
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