Florida Marlins defeat St. Louis Cardinals, 2-1

Mitchell Boggs' last start for the Cardinals was his best one.

On Sept. 5, he worked seven innings of one-run ball in a 2-1 Cardinals win at Pittsburgh. His reward was a trip to the bullpen to make some new friends.

Boggs said he understood. The Cardinals were getting Kyle Lohse and Todd Wellemeyer off the disabled list and veteran John Smoltz had been dazzling in his first several starts.

After a fair outing in his first subsequent relief role on Saturday, when he g...

The Florida Marlins paid the Cardinals a lefthanded compliment Tuesday night. Forgive the locals if they withheld their thanks.

Long thought to represent Kryptonite to the Cardinals' attack, lefthanded pitching is again sapping a division leader of its offensive potency.

This time rookie Sean West (7-5) held down the Cardinals longer than Cy Young Award candidate Adam Wainwright could stifle the visitors. The Marlins made off with a 2-1 decision before 42,895 at Busc...