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Davis homers, F-Mart scores in loss

Davis homers, F-Mart scores in loss

CARDINALS 6, METS 5
at Jupiter, Fla.
Saturday, March 20

Mets at the plate: Jason Pridie had a double in the sixth inning. Frank Catalanotto had an RBI double and Chris Coste an RBI single in the seventh. Ike Davis hit a towering two-out solo homer that just cleared the left-center-field wall to tie the game at 5 in the top of the ninth.

Cardinals at the plate: Ruben Gotay hit a solo walk-off home run, his first of the spring, on a 3-2 pitch. Colby Rasmus drilled a two-run homer, his third roundtripper this spring, in the bottom of the first with Brendan Ryan aboard. Ryan, who had surgery on his right wrist on Feb. 9, had a successful day at the plate in his first Grapefruit League game this spring, hitting a single and double in his first two at-bats. Ryan Ludwick had an RBI single in the fifth. Allen Craig, who started at first with Albert Pujols taking the day off, hit a two-run double in the sixth.

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Mets on the mound: Starter John Maine went four innings and gave up four hits, including Rasmus' two-run homer. Maine had only one strikeout, while throwing just 47 of his 71 pitches for strikes.

Cardinals on the mound: Adam Wainwright had a strong outing in his third start of Spring Training. The right-hander, whose ERA was 9.00 entering Saturday's game, scattered three hits and walked none in five shutout innings of work. He registered six strikeouts and 49 of his 68 pitches were strikes.

Worth noting: Through Friday's game, Nick Stavinoha had hit safely in 12 of the 13 games he has played this spring and has a .417 batting average. ... Jerry Seinfeld, wearing a Mets shirt, was in attendance with his family -- part of the sellout crowd of 8,129 -- and sat two rows behind the left side of home plate near the Mets dugout at Roger Dean Stadium.

Grapefruit League records: Cardinals 6-10; Mets 10-8.

Up next: The Cardinals travel to Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Sunday to play the Braves in a 12:05 p.m. CT start. Brad Penny will be the starting pitcher for St. Louis. Jair Jurrjens will be on the mound for Atlanta.

The Mets play the Astros in Kissimmee, Fla., in a 1:05 p.m. ET start Sunday. Jonathan Niese will be New York's starter against Houston's Roy Oswalt. The Mets also will play an exhibition game against the University of Michigan, which will be played in Port St. Lucie, Fla., with an 11:10 a.m. start. Nelson Figueroa is the scheduled starter.

Steve Dorsey is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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