(Jupiter, FL) -- Joe Kelly tossed five-plus innings of two-run ball as the Cardinals topped the Astros 6-3 in Jupiter yesterday. Kelly moved to 2-and-1 in the spring. Matt Holliday and Matt Adams each hit a homer during a four-run third inning for St. Louis. Trevor Rosenthal picked up his second save. The Cards clash with the Mets today.
The Cardinals continue to cut down their roster in the spring. The Cards sent lefty reliever Sam Freeman and outfielder Joey Butler to Triple-A Memphis. St. Louis shipped Cuban infielder Aledmys Diaz to Double-A Springfield. The Cardinals have one spot left in the bullpen for their seventh reliever. They are still deciding on Jorge Rondon, Keith Butler and Scott McGregor.