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Wainwright helps self during five-hitter

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ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright did everything he could do to give the St. Louis Cardinals a win Saturday night.

Wainwright pitched a five-hitter and also contributed at the plate with an RBI double and a single as the Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1.

"I don't think you can ask him to do anything else," St. Louis manager Mike Matheny. "What I really liked about tonight was just how sharp he was with his fastball. He really painted both sides and getting strikeouts with it."

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Wainwright (9-10) moved closer to .500 after starting the season at 0-3. He threw 73 of 98 pitches for strikes, walking none and fanning seven.

All of Wainwright's strikeouts came during a stretch between the third and seventh innings when he retired 13 batters in a row. The complete game was his second of the season and 10th of his career.

"Any time you keep the bullpen out of it, you bring a win home for the team," Wainwright said.

"I was able to get ahead and finish guys off with located fastballs," he said.

Corey Hart had one of the Brewers' hits. He said Wainwright looked a lot like the pitcher he was before missing 2011 with Tommy John surgery.

"He's one of those guys that throws strikes," Hart said. "It's tough because you don't want to swing at every first pitch he throws, but he's not a guy you want to get beyond in the count with."

Carlos Beltran hit his 25th homer, giving him an NL-leading 77 RBI. Jon Jay also homered for the Cardinals and Yadier Molina added a two-run single.

Ryan Braun drove in the Brewers' run with a sacrifice fly in the first.

After spotting the Brewers that 1-0 lead, St. Louis tied it when Beltran hit the first pitch from Mark Rogers (0-1) in the second just over the right-field wall. The ball bounced off the stands and back on to the field, and Beltran initially had to stop at third. After a one-minute review by the umpires, Beltran was awarded home.

The Cardinals broke it open by scoring four times in the third.

Daniel Descalso and Wainwright led off with doubles and Allen Craig had an RBI single. Molina's two-out single made it 5-1.

Notes

  • The Cardinals honored members of 1982 World Series championship clubs before the game and both teams wore retro jerseys. St. Louis defeated Milwaukee, then an American League team, in seven games in the Series that year.
  • Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez, who had a cortisone shot in his sore left wrist Thursday, was out of the starting lineup for the second straight game.
  • Marco Estrada will face the Cardinals' Kyle Lohse in the series finale Sunday.
  • Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia went 4 1/3 innings and allowed two hits and one run while striking out six in a rehab assignment for Double-A Springfield on Saturday night.
 
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Adam Wainwright, who K's seven during his complete game, goes 2 for 3 with an RBI at the plate. (US Presswire)
Adam Wainwright, who K's seven during his complete game, goes 2 for 3 with an RBI at the plate. (US Presswire)

Players of the Game
St. Louis

A. Wainwright
IP 9.0
H 5
ER 1
BB 0
K 7
St. Louis

C. Beltran
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
 

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Milwaukee Brewers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Carlos Gomez, CF4110001 .257
Nyjer Morgan, RF4000012 .232
Ryan Braun, LF3001020 .314
Corey Hart, 1B3010000 .270
Rickie Weeks, 2B3000011 .208
Jonathan Lucroy, C3000000 .331
Cesar Izturis, SS3000000 .235
Cody Ransom, 3B3020010 .212
Mark Rogers, P1000011 .000
   a- Travis Ishikawa, PH1000010 .239
    Livan Hernandez, P0000000 .000
   b- Norichika Aoki, PH1010001 .282
    Francisco Rodriguez, P0000000 .000
Totals2915107  
a-struck out for Rogers in the 6th
b-singled for Hernandez in the 8th
Batting
2B - Carlos Gomez (13, Wainwright)
SF - Ryan Braun (3)
RBI - Ryan Braun (74)
Team LOB - 2
Milwaukee Brewers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mark Rogers (L,0-1) 5755151 5.91
Livan Hernandez 2211011 5.21
Francisco Rodriguez 1000000 5.13
Pitches-Strikes - Mark Rogers 72-49, Livan Hernandez 23-16, Francisco Rodriguez 9-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mark Rogers 5-5, Livan Hernandez 2-3, Francisco Rodriguez 3-0
Batters Faced - Mark Rogers 23, Livan Hernandez 8, Francisco Rodriguez 3
St. Louis Cardinals
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rafael Furcal, SS4000002 .267
Allen Craig, 1B4111010 .296
Matt Holliday, LF4110000 .322
Carlos Beltran, RF4121000 .286
David Freese, 3B4000023 .309
Yadier Molina, C4012010 .314
Jon Jay, CF3111100 .288
Daniel Descalso, 2B3110013 .241
Adam Wainwright, P3121010 .136
Totals3369616  
Batting
2B - Daniel Descalso (7, Rogers), Adam Wainwright (2, Rogers)
HR - Carlos Beltran (25, Rogers), Jon Jay (3, Hernandez)
RBI - Allen Craig (55), Carlos Beltran (77), Yadier Molina 2 (54), Jon Jay (20), Adam Wainwright (3)
2-OUT RBI - Yadier Molina 2 (22)
SB - Yadier Molina (11, 2nd base off Rogers/Lucroy)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Carlos Beltran 1
DP - Freese-Descalso-Craig
St. Louis Cardinals
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Adam Wainwright (W,9-10) 9511070 4.03
Pitches-Strikes - Adam Wainwright 98-73
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Adam Wainwright 13-5
Batters Faced - Adam Wainwright 30
Game Information
Attendance - 42036
Game Time - 2:19
Temperature - 97
Umpires - Home - Tim Welke, First Base - Mike Everitt, Second Base - Laz Diaz, Third Base - Mike Estabrook