Marlins Beat Cardinals 6-3 in Florida Friday
Mat Latos allowed two hits over three scoreless innings in his first appearance in a Miami Marlins' uniform, a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.
Acquired from Cincinnati in an offseason trade, Latos angered the Reds when he told Fox during spring training that the Reds rushed him back from knee and elbow injuries last season.
''As far as what happened, it's done and it's over with,'' Latos said. ''Turn the page.''
Latos struck out two and walked two, throwing 22 of 39 pitches for strikes.
''I was good enough to make pitches and get outs when I needed to,'' he said. ''A couple ground ball double plays, those saved me.''
Mike Morse singled in Dee Gordon in the first, tying him for the team high with six RBIs in the spring. Reid Brignac' hit a three-run triple in the second that fell barely inside the left-field line and just out of reach of a diving Tommy Pham. Center fielder Peter Bourjos tracked down the ball in the corner while Pham remained on the ground. Pham left the game with a quad strain.