Bullpen failure wraps up rough trip for reeling Cardinals

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Bullpen failure wraps up rough trip for reeling Cardinals
Bullpen failure wraps up rough trip for reeling Cardinals

Hicks, pressed into a third inning of work, allowed two hits and two runs as Texas rallied for a 5-4 victory in the 10th inning at Globe Life Park. Pinch-hitter Willie Calhoun's RBI single tied the game on Hicks' 39th and final pitch of his outing. Against Carlos Martinez, Nomar Mazara lined a flyout to center fielder Harrison Bader to score Danny Santana ahead of the throw for the win and the Cardinals' fifth consecutive series loss. Yet disjointed play continues to undermine them. If it's not the offense (two runs in the final two games in Atlanta) or the starter (Miles Mikolas allowed seven runs Friday), it's the bullpen (fissures Sunday). With all the hype created by a riveting and rollicking

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