St. Louis Cardinals defeat Chicago Cubs, 9-1

Touted pitching prospect Andrew Cashner will join the Cubs' bullpen this week, adding a new element to the team's unsettled pitching landscape.

Cashner's arrival, anticipated for a week, initially was expected to happen today in Pittsburgh, with manager Lou Piniella saying Sunday that the 6-6 right-hander would be with the team for the start of the three-game series against the Pirates.

But general manager Jim Hendry later said there's no set date for Cashner's promo...

The St. Louis Cardinals hurt the Cubs with two-out hitting in a 9-1 victory Sunday that gave the Cards the three-game series.

Albert Pujols' three home runs were bad enough -- his career numbers at Wrigley Field bloated to .292 with 43 homers and 115 RBI in 148 games -- but worse was that all nine runs scored after two outs.

''You're one pitch away from getting out of innings,'' Cubs starter Ryan Dempster (3-5) said. ''That's just bad execution.''

The six runs Dem...