Fort Myers, FL (Sports Network) - Tony Cruz, Ryan Jackson and Matt Adams all
drove in three runs as the St. Louis Cardinals recorded a 15-4 rout of the
Boston Red Sox in Grapefruit League action.
The Cardinals pounded out 14 hits while also receiving a solid start from
Jaime Garcia in his first outing of the spring. The left-hander scattered
three hits and a walk over two scoreless innings, throwing 13 of his 17
pitches for strikes.
Cruz opened the scoring with a bases-loaded double off Clayton Mortensen in
the top of the third, with Adams slugging a pinch-hit, two-run homer to
highlight a big sixth inning in which the Cardinals scored five times.
Justin Christian added a two-RBI single later on as part of a 2-for-4 day,
with Jackson also collecting a pair of hits and Oscar Tavares finishing 3-
for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in the win.
Free-agent addition Ryan Dempster pitched well in his Boston debut, with the
veteran striking out two over two shutout frames. Lyle Overbay had an RBI
double in the loss.
The Sports Network