Jacob Turner gave up four runs in five innings Tuesday, a performance described by manager Mike Redmond as an improvement over the right-hander’s previous starts this spring.
Whether Turner did enough to save his spot in the starting rotation remains to be seen.
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Placido Polanco drove in two runs with a single in four-run Miami seventh but it wasn’t enough in a 5-4 loss to St. Louis.
Greg Dobbs started at first base for the Marlins, eent 0-fopr3 and made a costly error. He dropped throw from shortstop, and the runner wound up scoring what turned out to be the go-ahead run.
Cardinals starter Shelby Miller allowed a hit and walked one in four scoreless innings. He ended his stint by retiring 11 in a row.
Juan Pierre had two hits and an RBI for the Marlins.