St. Louis Cardinals defeat New York Mets, 6-4

ST. LOUIS - Novice left fielder Daniel Murphy fell down when he should've stayed up.

Veteran Carlos Beltran stayed up when he should've gotten down. And the Mets lost a game they should've won.

A comedy of miscues in the eighth inning sent the Mets to a dismal 6-4 loss to the Cardinals Tuesday night at Busch Stadium.

Murphy, whose drop of a fly ball in Miami during the season-opening trip led to two unearned runs and cost Johan Santana a victory, this time misplayed ...

ST. LOUIS - Daniel Murphy returned to the outfield at Busch Stadium early Wednesday afternoon, again doing extra work. And Murphy was back in the No.2 hole in the lineup and in his adopted position of left field for Wednesday night's game against the Cardinals.

Jerry Manuel said he plans to stick with Murphy as his primary left fielder, even after Murphy's misplay of Brendan Ryan's liner Tuesday resulted in a triple and ultimately accounted for the tiebreaking run in th...