San Francisco Giants defeat St. Louis Cardinals, 6-3

A month after the league's second-best ERA brought them a 13-14 May, the Cardinals completed a 12-17 June on Tuesday night despite the best month ever by the best player in the game.

Once again the Cardinals resembled little more than a supporting cast for first baseman Albert Pujols' demolition of an opposing starting pitcher as the San Francisco Giants made off with a 6-3 win in front of 37,174 at Busch Stadium.

Pujols contributed a 445-foot, bases-empty homer agai...

MILWAUKEE - In a show of unity, the Cardinals' starting rotation is brandishing mustaches. Except for some domestic objections, the idea is playing well.

Adam Wainwright, Kyle Lohse, Joel Piñeiro and Todd Wellemeyer embraced the new look as a way to change the team's ebbing fortunes last week. Entering Wednesday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers, the new look had translated to five wins in six games and a two-game lead in the NL Central.

"We were sitting aro...