The Cardinals' bullpen was bad. The Marlins' bullpen found a way to be worse.

Mark Salas and Eduardo Sanchez combined to issue four walks (one intentional) during a four-run Marlins' seventh that should have iced the win over the Cardinals. Instead, the Cardinals scored an unearned run in the eighth off Steve Cishek and tacked on four clean ones in the ninth off Heath Bell to tie it.

Rafael Furcal in the 10th contributed a one-out, opposite-field, RBI-double and pinch-hitting pitcher Joe Kelly knocked in another with a bases-loaded infield-single. The Marlins scored one off closer Jason Motte in the bottom half, making it an 8-7 final at Marlins Park. The Cardinals had lost their first 26 games when trailing after eight innings.