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Once again – for the sixth straight start – Paul Maholm pitched out of his mind. He allowed just one run on four hits and four walks over 6.2 innings to a healthy Cardinals’ lineup. And two of those walks came in his final inning, when he was clearly gassed. I generally think Dale Sveum has done a good job with pitcher management this year, but leaving Maholm in to walk two consecutive batters when he was already well over 100 pitches was a bit of a Quade.

Shawn Camp gave up a rare run late, allowing the Cardinals to tie the game. But that only set the stage for …


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