St. Louis Cardinals defeat Pittsburgh Pirates, 5-1

PITTSBURGH - The earned-run average of Cardinals starting pitchers in May (6.61) had been more than twice what it was in April and they had compiled a 2-7 record this month, as compared to 14-2 in April.

And on Thursday night the Cardinals' starter failed to get out of the fifth inning.

But at least one thing can be said about Mitchell Boggs' work. In the four starts he has made since taking injured Chris Carpenter's turn, the Cardinals have won all four, even though Bo...