ST. LOUIS -- Ichiro Suzuki was floored by the consistent, appreciative reception from a packed road crowd, which cheered him every chance it got.He was touched, too, by actions of St. Louis Cardinals players who gave him plenty of time to gather it in all weekend.Catcher Yadier Molina set the tone on Friday night when Suzuki was announced as a pinch hitter. Pitcher Adam Wainwright walked away from the rubber before another pinch-hit at-bat on Saturday. And before a rare start as the leadoff man in the series finale Sunday, he got a nice round of applause.The 42-year-old showed them he has plenty left in the tank, too.Suzuki doubled, singled twice and had another hit taken away on a replay challenge, leaving him six shy of 3,000 in the Miami Marlins 6-3 victory.These are three games that Ill probably never forget, he said through a translator. I dont think I could have experienced something like this unless it was here in St. Louis, adding of the Cardinals stars, It was hard to look at them as the enemy.Suzuki made just his second start this month with All-Star Marcell Ozuna getting a day off. Hes been largely reduced to pinch hitting behind a set outfield, and singled in that role on Friday.Hell be back to a bench role on Monday in Philadelphia, with no complaints.I think Ich is taking a lot of pressure off of everyone, just because he talks about playing till hes 50, manager Don Mattingly said. So, he should be able to get, what is it, seven more hits in the next seven years?Suzuki also walked, scored a run and came up just short on his bid to beat out an infield hit. All of that in wilting, 93-degree heat for a player whod been 3 for 11 in July.I guess me being close to 3,000, the fans reacted that way and treated me this way, it was just an amazing experience, Suzuki said.Giancarlo Stantons second double of the game drove in the go-ahead run in a two-run seventh against Jonathan Broxton (1-2).Christian Yelich had two hits and three RBI and Jeff Mathis bunted home a hit for Miami, which took two of three for just its second series win the last seven years in St. Louis.Matt Holliday batted cleanup for the first time this season and had three of the Cardinals four hits, including his 16th homer. But St. Louis struck out 15 times, including four by Randal Grichuk and three by Tommy Pham.Kyle Barraclough (5-2) had three strikeouts in 1 2/3 perfect relief innings and A.J. Ramos earned his 29th save in 30 chances. The bullpen worked 3 2/3 scoreless innings after finishing with two spotless frames in a 5-0 loss Saturday.Great pitching, great hitting, great defense, Ramos said. Weve been doing that all year, so if we continue that I think well be fine.The Marlins have won five of six overall and are seven games above .500, matching their high water mark of the season.Its obviously more fun to play, Ramos said. Were never really out of a game, we keep pushing and pushing.Marlins starter Adam Conley matched his career high with nine strikeouts, giving up two earned runs in 5 1/3 innings. He didnt mind the heat, saying he pitched in those conditions it seemed like every day game in Mobile, Alabama, in the Southern League.I try to put everything on an even playing field, Conley said. Nobody out there was comfortable.Michael Wacha needed 101 pitches to get 12 outs for St. Louis and gave up three runs on seven hits. Four innings matched his shortest outing of the season.They were definitely grinding out some at-bats, for sure, Wacha said.UP NEXTMarlins: Jose Fernandez (11-4, 2.52) works the opener of a four-game series at Philadelphia.Cardinals: Mike Leake (6-7, 4.14) had a season-high 10 strikeouts his last time out at Milwaukee.TRAINERS ROOMMarlins: 1B Justin Bour (ankle) could rejoin the team next weekend.Cardinals: 1B-OF Brandon Moss (ankle) is making slow progress and is still in a walking boot.LONG BALLThe Cardinals have homered in eight straight games but are just 4-4 in that stretch. Chad Green Jersey . The Olympic champion curler and TSN curling analyst immediately went online to look at the Halls long list of honoured members. Thats when the enormity of the honour sunk in. Didi Gregorius Yankees Jersey . Oyama had six birdies and two bogeys at Kintetsu Kashikojima in the event also sanctioned by the Japan LPGA Tour. 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William Carrier opened the scoring for Cape Breton (6-4-2), but Andrew Ryan tied the game and Brent Andrews put the Mooseheads (8-6-0) in front for good with a short-handed goal at 13:49 of the second period. DURHAM, N.C. -- Shortly after quarterback Daniel Jones arrived on Dukes campus last year, his teammates nicknamed him the Future.For the redshirt freshman, the future is now.A season-ending injury setback to starter Thomas Sirk makes Jones the first Duke freshman QB to start an opener in 65 years when he leads the Blue Devils against North Carolina Central on Saturday night.Jones wants to make the most of the opportunity he received because of mentor was hurt.I was just heartbroken for him, being such a hard-working guy that I have so much respect for, Jones said Tuesday of Sirk. That was tough to see him go down. Hes been a great resource for me since Ive been here. ... Im excited to get out there and play.The Blue Devils are putting their offense in the hands of the soft-spoken Jones, a late addition to their 2015 recruiting class from Charlotte who figured to be headed to Princeton or another Ivy League schools before Duke eventually showed interest.At 6-foot-5, Jones is an inch taller than Sirk and while he has the frame of a pocket passer, coach David Cutcliffe said he is going to be a threat to run the football.Its a job that Daniels won right now, Cutcliffe said.Jones took mostt of the first-team snaps during preseason practice, and threw two touchdown passes during a late scrimmage, while Sirk -- who led the team in rushing and passing last year and was the co-MVP of the Pinstripe Bowl victory over Indiana -- worked on rehabbing the Achilles tendon he tore in February.ddddddddddddReps are huge things when youre playing quarterback, seeing the defense, and you need to play the game to get better at it, Jones said. That was huge for me.The question about whether Sirk would make it back for the opener was answered decisively -- but not the way Duke would prefer -- last week when he partially tore that same tendon during a practice.Now comes the latest test of Dukes next-man-up philosophy, with Jones taking over and trying to live up to the nickname he picked up last year while running the scout team. He brushed off questions about that name Tuesday with an embarrassed laugh.Hes a pretty good quarterback -- weve known that since he got here, safety DeVon Edwards said. A lot of guys called him the Future ... from the very beginning. ' ' '