St. Louis Cardinals defeat Detroit Tigers, 4-3

It isn't often, but sometimes baseball games are won or lost by decisions made in the sixth inning, rather than in the more glamorous ninth or even the potentially titillating eighth inning.

With Cardinals starter Todd Wellemeyer winless since May 27 and protecting a one-run lead over the Detroit Tigers in the sixth Wednesday night, manager Tony La Russa pulled him for buzz-bombing Jason Motte with one out and Magglio Ordoñez on first after an infield single.

Three r...