San Francisco Giants defeat St. Louis Cardinals, 5-3

SAN FRANCISCO - Their pitching suggested a breakout.

Their stuttering offense might have caused a ruinous meltdown.

Instead, the Cardinals left May behind Sunday, appropriately enough with a nearly break-even record, an extended start and a hitter short in late innings.

Sunday's upshot was an inability to hold an early lead in what became a break-even six-game trip and a 5-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants in front of 41,440 at AT&T Park. Tumbling from a first-place...