Lyons pitches 3 innings to help Cardinals beat Marlins, 4-3
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Lyons allowed one run in three innings Thursday to help the St. Louis Cardinals win their spring training opener against the Miami Marlins 4-3.
Lyons gave up a homer and double to Marcell Ozuna, but allowed only one other runner. He threw 41 pitches.
The left-hander is expected to be in the bullpen this season but might also be a spot starter, manager Mike Matheny said. Lyons has a 4.27 ERA in 40 appearances over the past three seasons.
The Cardinals' Tommy Pham tripled to start the first inning and continued home when Gold Glove second baseman Dee Gordon made a throwing error on the play.
Brandon Moss and Carlos Peguero hit back-to-back doubles for St. Louis in the second off Tom Koehler.