A fireworks display from the nearby riverfront began before closer Edward Mujica took the mound. After the final out, the St. Louis Cardinals had their own little display.
''That's crazy,'' Mujica said after finishing off the Miami Marlins for a 4-1 victory Friday night. ''I saw the people before the inning taking pictures and everything. I'd never seen that before.''
The Cardinals saw what they've seen all year from Mujica, the former setup man who capitalized on his chance with a perfect 21-for-21 start before finally blowing one on Thursday night.
''Everybody has bad days sometimes,'' Mujica said. ''You try to get here and turn the page. I knew what I did, I made a couple mistakes, and I went right after them.''
Jake Westbrook worked seven strong innings and Allen Craig had two RBIs for a lineup that spoiled Jacob Turner's homecoming early on.
''I was able to get ahead quite a bit tonight, but I wasn't able to put a lot of guys away,'' Turner said. ''And I think that's what ...