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Despite loss, Sveum backs Villanueva

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Villanueva tossed six strong innings, giving up only four hits, while striking out four and walking two in a 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on FridayThe only runs scored off Villanueva came during a two-run first inning -- and it ended up being the difference. Despite the rocky first, manager Dale Sveum had nothing but positives on Villanueva's outing. "It was perfect," said Sveum.

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Carlos Villanueva gave his manager exactly what he asked of him. It still wasn't enough. Villanueva tossed six strong innings, giving up only four hits, while striking out four and walking two in a 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on FridayThe only runs scored off Villanueva came during a two-run first inning -- and it ended up being the difference. Despite the rocky first, manager Dale Sveum had nothing but positives on Villanueva's outing. "It was perfect," said Sveum.
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