Girardi rejoins Marlins after one-game absence

Updated: August 30, 2006, 10:19 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Florida Marlins manager Joe Girardi returned to the club Wednesday after missing Tuesday's game to be with his pregnant wife and wait out bad weather from Tropical Storm Ernesto.

The Marlins, under bench coach Gary Tuck, scored a 9-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals to extend their winning streak to nine games. The win pulled the club within a game of .500 at 65-66 and kept it in the thick of the NL wild-card chase.

For Girardi, it was different watching his ...

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