Mulder tosses five solid innings in Double-A rehab start

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Mark Mulder, beginning a second rehab stint after a pair of shoulder operations, threw five scoreless innings on Saturday night for Double-A Springfield.

The left-hander allowed five hits with three strikeouts and no walks in the first game of a double-header, throwing 75 pitches. Right-hander Matt Clement, also recovering from shoulder surgery, was scheduled to start the second game.

Mulder halted an earlier rehab assignment last month after he had trouble reaching his arm slot.