St. Louis Cardinals defeat Chicago White Sox, 2-1

* Mood in clubhouse is light as Cards gain momentum toward postseason.

The Cardinals are 10 games ahead of the Chicago Cubs with 30 to play, a fact four noted college basketball coaches in attendance at Busch Stadium on Sunday might think is like having a 10-point cushion with three minutes to play.

The Cardinals' Adam Wainwright took over the major-league lead in wins at 16 with his 26th consecutive start of six innings or longer as John Beilein of Michigan, Bruce W...