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MLB: Miami 3, St. Louis 2

July 7, 2012 at 12:24 AM   |   Comments

ST. LOUIS, July 7 (UPI) -- Logan Morrison gave Miami a two-run lead with an eighth-inning homer Friday and the Marlins survived a shaky ninth to hold off St. Louis 3-2.

Miami won its third in a row with one of its runs being unearned thanks to one of the three St. Louis errors.

Heath Bell came on in the ninth for the Marlins to protect a 3-1 lead, but gave up a run on a double and infield single, then hit a batter to put runners on first and second with two away.

Bell, however, got Carlos Beltran on a grounder to second to end the game and collect his 19th save.

He preserved the win for Ricky Nolasco (8-6), who gave up nine hits but only one unearned run in six innings.

Jake Westbrook (7-7) suffered the hard-luck loss, allowing two runs -- one earned -- on five hits over 6 2/3.

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