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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."
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.
|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|
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|Carlos Gomez, CF||4||1||1||0||0||0||1||.257|
|Nyjer Morgan, RF||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.232|
|Ryan Braun, LF||3||0||0||1||0||2||0||.314|
|Corey Hart, 1B||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||.270|
|Rickie Weeks, 2B||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||.208|
|Jonathan Lucroy, C||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||.331|
|Cesar Izturis, SS||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||.235|
|Cody Ransom, 3B||3||0||2||0||0||1||0||.212|
|Mark Rogers, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.000|
|a- Travis Ishikawa, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.239|
|Livan Hernandez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Norichika Aoki, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||1||.282|
|Francisco Rodriguez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-struck out for Rogers in the 6th|
|b-singled for Hernandez in the 8th|
|2B - Carlos Gomez (13, Wainwright)|
|SF - Ryan Braun (3)|
|RBI - Ryan Braun (74)|
|Team LOB - 2|
|Mark Rogers (L,0-1)||5||7||5||5||1||5||1||5.91|
|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|
|Rafael Furcal, SS||4||0||0||0||0||0||2||.267|
|Allen Craig, 1B||4||1||1||1||0||1||0||.296|
|Matt Holliday, LF||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||.322|
|Carlos Beltran, RF||4||1||2||1||0||0||0||.286|
|David Freese, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||2||3||.309|
|Yadier Molina, C||4||0||1||2||0||1||0||.314|
|Jon Jay, CF||3||1||1||1||1||0||0||.288|
|Daniel Descalso, 2B||3||1||1||0||0||1||3||.241|
|Adam Wainwright, P||3||1||2||1||0||1||0||.136|
|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|
|Outfield Assists - Carlos Beltran 1|
|DP - Freese-Descalso-Craig|
|St. Louis Cardinals|
|Adam Wainwright (W,9-10)||9||5||1||1||0||7||0||4.03|
|Pitches-Strikes - Adam Wainwright 98-73|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Adam Wainwright 13-5|
|Batters Faced - Adam Wainwright 30|
|Attendance - 42036|
|Game Time - 2:19|
|Temperature - 97|
|Umpires - Home - Tim Welke, First Base - Mike Everitt, Second Base - Laz Diaz, Third Base - Mike Estabrook|