Julio makes Marlins debut in tie with Cardinals

Mar 29, 2007 - 9:41 PM JUPITER, Florida (Ticker) -- Jorge Julio's first appearance with the Florida Marlins could have been better.

Julio yielded a run in his one inning as the Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals played to a 4-4 tie in a Grapefruit League contest that was called after nine innings.

Acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks earlier this week, Julio allowed a run on three hits while striking out one in the ninth inning. A hard-throwing righthander, Julio has 99 saves in his career.

Anibal Sanchez started for the Marlins, giving up three runs and nine hits with six strikeouts in six innings.

Joe Borchard's two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth off Brad Thompson tied the game for the Marlins. Dan Uggla added two hits and an RBI for the Marlins.

St. Louis received another solid performance from starter Kip Wells, who signed with the team as a free agent during the offseason.

Wells allowed two runs - one earned - and five hits with seven strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings. The righthander has an impressive 1.16 ERA this spring, having allowed just three earned runs in 23 1/3 innings.

Yadier Molina had two hits and an RBI for St. Louis. Scott Rolen also had a pair of hits for the Cardinals, who host the New York Mets Sunday night in the regular-season opener.






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