Ricky Nolasco allowed only an unearned run over six innings as the Marlins nipped the Cardinals, 3-2. Nolasco improved to 8-and-6 with the win. Heath Bell allowed a run in the ninth, but escaped with his 19th save. Logan Morrison hit a solo homer for the Marlins in the opener of the three-game set. David Freese and Rafael Furcal plated the runs for St. Louis. Jake Westbrook allowed two runs, one earned, over six-and-two-thirds innings to fall to 7-and-7.