MIAMI -- Ricky Nolasco beat the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Miami Marlins won a weekend matchup of worst versus first. Nolasco allowed one run and three hits in seven innings Sunday to help the Marlins take the rubber game of their three-game series against the Cardinals, 7-2. NL Central leader St. Louis lost a series for the first time since April 26-28 against Pittsburgh. The Marlins climbed above .300 at 21-47, still baseballs worst record. "We didnt see it," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "The team we saw is hitting the ball and making good pitches. They have the kind of offence that can make you pay if you make mistakes, and thats what we saw. Regardless of what their record shows, theyve got some talent, and theyre going about things the right way right now." Miami is 3-3 since slugger Giancarlo Stanton rejoined the lineup after missing 36 games with a strained right hamstring. He had six hits in the series. "When you have Giancarlo back in the lineup, thats a whole different team," Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter said. "Nothing against the other guys, but you can put him in anybodys lineup, and that team looks a little bit different. Having him back is a big advantage." Miami scored 19 runs in the series against a team with the lowest ERA in the majors. "We knew they were a great team coming in here," said Juan Pierre, who had two hits in each of the three games. "This is a big series win. To beat a team like that definitely gives you confidence." The abundance of offence was a refreshing change for Nolasco (4-7), who has endured the worst run support of any pitcher with at least 14 starts. Luxuriating in an early lead, he retired 11 in a row during one stretch. "It helps a ton," he said. "It just changes everything and the way you pitch and your approach." Pierre drove in two runs and had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 12 games, while Justin Ruggiano and Placido Polanco each had a two-RBI hit. The Marlins have won eight of the past 14 games, their best stretch this season. Tyler Lyons (2-3), making his fifth major-league start, lost for the third time in a row after winning his first two decisions. He went 5 1-3 innings and gave up six runs, including four with two out. "I made some mistakes with guys on base," Lyons said. The Cardinals managed only five hits, all singles, with NL batting leader Yadier Molina and Matt Holliday out of the lineup. Both were given a day to rest but pinch-hit in the ninth, and Holliday was called out on strikes against Steve Cishek with the bases loaded to end the game. Cishek earned his ninth save in 11 chances. Carlos Beltran went 0 for 4 to end the longest active hitting streak in the majors at 14 games. Carpenter was also hitless and finished 7 for 38 (.184) on the Cardinals nine-game trip. Jon Jay and Matt Adams drove in St. Louis runs. Right fielder Stanton made a leaping catch at the fence to rob Adams of an RBI and an extra-base hit in the seventh. "With that lineup, probably among the top three in the league, you just have to stay focused," Nolasco said. "You cant lose concentration and leave balls over the middle, because theyre just going to start crushing you. I was able to get away with some balls that they hit hard, and we had great defence at the same time, so it worked out." The Marlins scored twice in the first. Pierre led off with a single and took third on a double by Stanton. Ruggiano followed with a two-run single. A bout of wildness against the bottom of the order cost Lyons in the fourth inning. He hit Jeff Mathis, who was batting .128, and then Nolasco walked for the first time this year to load the bases. Pierre followed with a two-out, two-run single for a 4-1 Miami lead. Pierre increased his RBI total to eight in 222 at-bats this year. Polanco had three hits starting for the first time in five games after being sidelined by back stiffness. His two-out, two-run double in the fifth made it 6-1. "To get a win against such a great team and a great lineup, and to play as well as we did, thats a great day for all of us," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. NOTES: Miami 1B Logan Morrison (back) took grounders before the game but sat out for the third day in a row. ... The crowd of 18,468 was the largest of the homestand. ... David Freese had one hit, but his lifetime average against the Marlins fell to .462 (18 for 39). ... Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna, who is in a 1-for-20 slump, was given the day off. ... Pierre has 15 hitting streaks of at least 12 games, which is tied for fourth among active players. Wojciech Szczesny Jersey . Walcott is available for Saturdays home match against Southampton as Arsenal looks to extend its two-point lead at the top of the Premier League. 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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Sabres coach Ron Rolston added NHL experience to his new staff by hiring Joe Sacco on Tuesday. Sacco is a former NHL player who spent the past four seasons as the Colorado Avalanche coach before being fired in April after the team missed the playoffs for a third straight year. Sacco had a 130-134-40 record and was an NHL coach of the year finalist in 2010 after leading the Avalanche to the playoffs in his first season. In May, Sacco coached the U.S. national team to win a bronze medal at the World Championships in Sweden. Rolston described Sacco as an ideal fit because of his coaching experience and familiarity with teaching young players, as he had done with the rebuilding Avalanche. And Rolston had to remain patient in waiting for Sacco, who had been a candidate for at least two NHL head-coaching vacancies. "Once those opportunities passed, it was a situation where -- at that point -- he was obviously a no-brainer to bring in and talk to," Rolston said. "In terms of what we had here and the direction we were going, we thought hed be a perfect fit." The Sabres are in transition by rebuilding through youth. Rolston is part of the teams transformation. He took over as interim coach in February after Lindy Ruff was fired. He was then hired on a full-time basis in May after closing the season with a 15-11-5 record. Saccos hiring fills one of two openings in Buffalo after Rolston fired both bench coaches, James Patrick and Kevyn Adams. Rolston intends to hire one more assistant, while confirming hes retained two assistants, Teppo Numminen and goalie coach Jim Corsi. Rolston and Sacco have ties to USA Hockey, but have never worked together. Sacco was a forward during 13 seasons in the NHL before retiring in 2003.dddddddddddd Drafted by the Maple Leafs in 1987, he finished with 213 points (94 goals, 119 assists) in 738 career games split between Toronto, Anaheim, the New York Islanders, Washington and Philadelphia. Earlier in the day, Sabres general manager Darcy Regier indicated he wasnt prepared to make a major splash once the NHLs free-agency period opens Friday. He is instead interested in targeting veteran role players who would be able to complement Buffalos young lineup. "Our focus is going to be on supporting this younger group," Regier said. "It means fit. And the fit may be positional, it may be character, it may be to add some scoring." Regier remains noncommital as to whether he intends to trade his two star veterans, goalie Ryan Miller and forward Thomas Vanek. Both players are entering the final years of their contracts, leaving their futures uncertain in Buffalo. "Its incumbent upon me to have a sense of what the marketplace is or re-sign them, versus allowing them to become unrestricted and just have very good assets walk out the door," Regier said. 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