St. Louis Cardinals defeat Seattle Mariners, 4-2

None of the Cardinals' relievers discounted Jeff Suppan's ability going into Tuesday night's game against Seattle.

But with Suppan having not started a game since April 23 when he was with Milwaukee, the bullpen prepared to have his back.

Suppan pitched admirably for four innings, allowing only a solo home run, and then gave way to the bullpen. A quartet of relievers finished the job, allowing just three hits over five innings. They retired eight straight Mariners batte...

Cardinal Nation is a nostalgic place. Fans adore their favorite players. They hate it when those players depart for whatever reason, and they love when they come back to visit.

So Tuesday was a special night at Busch Stadium.

Veteran Jeff Suppan was back pitching for the Cardinals. Fans gave the returning favorite a warm reception, as did his bosses and teammates.

“I couldn't help but think when he was pitching, seeing him back out there, how many really big games...