St. Louis Cardinals defeat Pittsburgh Pirates, 11-4

PITTSBURGH — When Internet zealots caught wind of the Cardinals' lineup Sunday morning, they no doubt went into apoplexy, given that the Cardinals already had lost four of the first six games on this trip.

No Matt Holliday, no Colby Rasmus, no Skip Schumaker.

Lefthander Paul Maholm, who had given up just four hits to lefthandned batters this season, was pitching for Pittsburgh, effectively eliminating Rasmus and Schumaker. And Holliday was told by manager Tony La Russa...