St. Louis Cardinals defeat Arizona Diamondbacks, 2-1

Last year he was the guy with the strained shoulder, the sore groin, the alleged conditioning issue and at times the lease to manager Tony La Russa's doghouse.

Now Joel Piñeiro is a winner at pitching karaoke, regularly entertaining the Cardinals with his Greg Maddux renditions.

The team's early-season fifth starter was back at it Sunday afternoon at Busch Stadium, strumming the Arizona Diamondbacks for seven innings of a 2-1 win in front of 41,759.

Piñeiro (8-9) ...