The Palm Beach Cardinals overpowered the Fort Myers Miracle, 7-4, on Monday night.
A Miracle comeback in the fifth and sixth inning was flattened by a four-run seventh.
The Cardinals (11-7) jumped out to a 3-0 lead after four innings, but the Miracle came roaring back.
Fort Myers designated hitter Kennys Vargas doubled early in the top of the fifth to bring home Michael Gonzales, and Lance Ray followed with an RBI single.
After an Adam Pettersen walk to begin the sixth inning, second baseman Eddie Rosario tripled to bring Pettersen home to tie the game. Miguel Sano then singled on a line drive, bringing Rosario home, to take a 4-3 Miracle lead.
However, the lead did not last long as walks, an error and a wild pitch allowed Palm Beach runners to advance and score four runs to take a 7-4 lead.
Matthew Summers started the game for the Miracle, allowing 10 hits and three earned runs while striking out three batters. Chad Rodgers (2-1) earned the loss after pitching two-thirds of the seventh inning. He allowed two hits and one earned run.
The Miracle (14-4) will attempt to earn its first win of the three-game series against Palm Beach today at 6:35 p.m. at Roger Dean Stadium.