New York Mets defeat Marlins 1-0

Zack Wheeler tossed the first shutout of his career, helping the New York Mets blank the Miami Marlins, 1-0, in the opener of a four-game set on Thursday.

Marlins beat Cubs 6-5

Garrett Jones hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning to lift the Miami Marlins over the Chicago Cubs, 6-5.

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Furcal to have reconstructive elbow surgery

Furcal to have reconstructive elbow surgery

JUPITER, Fla., March 7 (UPI) -- St. Louis shortstop Rafael Furcal will have reconstructive elbow surgery that could keep him out of the lineup for eight months, the Cardinals said Thursday.

MLB: St. Louis 8, Cincinnati 5

CINCINNATI, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Consecutive home runs by Allen Craig and Yadier Molina during a six-run sixth inning Friday launched the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-5 victory over Cincinnati.

MLB: St. Louis 4, Houston 2

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Jon Jay singled in the tying run in the fifth Wednesday and then scored on a wild pitch in helping push the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-2 victory over Houston.

MLB: St. Louis 5, Pittsburgh 4

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Yadier Molina's two-run double in the fifth inning put St. Louis ahead Saturday and the Cardinals turned back a late Pittsburgh rally for a 5-4 victory.

MLB: St. Louis 5, Arizona 2

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Home runs by David Freese and Allen Craig, along with a two-run triple from Rafael Furcal Wednesday, powered St. Louis to a 5-2 win over Arizona.

MLB: Philadelphia 8, St. Louis 7 (11 inn.)

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Juan Pierre beat out an infield hit to score Jimmy Rollins with the game-winning run in the 11th inning Sunday, handing Philadelphia an 8-7 win over St. Louis.

MLB: St. Louis 8, San Francisco 2

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Mike Carpenter supplied a pinch-hit, two-run single in the sixth inning Monday to break the game open and boost the St. Louis Cardinals past San Francisco 8-2.

MLB: St. Louis 3, LA Dodgers 2 (12 inn.)

ST. LOUIS, July 26 (UPI) -- Rafael Furcal's 12th-inning single chased home Joe Kelly with the winning run Wednesday, boosting St. Louis to a 3-2 triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: St. Louis 8, Los Angeles Dodgers 2

ST. LOUIS, July 24 (UPI) -- Adam Wainwright picked up the win and a pair of RBI Tuesday in the St. Louis Cardinals' 8-2 triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: St. Louis 12, Chicago Cubs 0

ST. LOUIS, July 22 (UPI) -- Skip Schumaker drove in three runs during a record-tying 12-run seventh inning for St. Louis Saturday in the Cardinals' 12-0 blitz of the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: St. Louis 3, Milwaukee 2

MILWAUKEE, July 17 (UPI) -- Allen Craig's RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning capped a rally Monday that carried the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-2 win over Milwaukee.

MLB: Cincinnati 3, St. Louis 2 (10 inn.)

CINCINNATI, July 14 (UPI) -- Ryan Ludwick smashed a homer in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday, boosting the Cincinnati Reds past St. Louis 3-2.
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Rafael Furcal
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal tags out Chicago Cubs' Ryan Theriot as he tries to steal second base during the fourth inning at Wrigley Field in Chicago on May 30, 2009. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)

Rafael Antonio Furcal (born October 24, 1977 in Loma de Cabrera, Dominican Republic), is a Major League Baseball shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Furcal attended Jose Cabrera High School and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Braves on November 9, 1996.

He began his professional career as a second baseman with the Gulf Coast Braves in 1997. The following season, with the Danville Braves he hit .328 and stole a league record 60 bases in only 66 games. He was named Danville's Player of the Year and Appalachian League All-Star Second Baseman.

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