St. Louis Cardinals defeat Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-4

NEW YORK - Pitching to keep his spot in the rotation, Cardinals starter Todd Wellemeyer continues to be undone by what he calls a blend of bad luck and bad pitching.

Luck or not, it's too much of the latter that has him on notice.

A diluted New York Mets lineup tapped Wellemeyer for five runs, 10 hits and four walks in a 6-4 victory in the Cardinals' first visit to Citi Field. Wellemeyer pitched out of jams of his own creation through most of the game, and when the C...