Colorado Rockies defeat St. Louis Cardinals, 12-9

On most nights, the problem is a faulty lineup.

At times there's a bad outing from one of the starters. Tuesday night at Colorado, the bullpen imploded. It's always something. It's such a strain for the Cardinals to get all parts working at the same time. Something is always malfunctioning.

And we can analyze the Cardinals until our tempers bubble over, but after the team was mugged for the second consecutive night in Colorado, we can look to this stark bottom line is t...

DENVER • Several hours after Brad Penny took a step back from his return, the pitcher who has taken his place in the rotation made a stride forward in his career.

Then a colossal collapse by the bullpen botched it.
The Colorado Rockies kept testing starter Blake Hawksworth with no luck through five innings before finally busting through in the ninth against closer Ryan Franklin. The Rockies scored nine runs and had eight of their season-high 19 hits in the final inning...