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Wainwright throws CG, Cards sweep Giants in doubleheader

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ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright refused to relax against a makeshift San Francisco Giants squad.

Pitching against the Giants missing stars Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval, Wainwright struck out 10 in his 14th complete game and third this season, and the St. Louis Cardinals completed a day-night doubleheader sweep of the San Francisco Giants with a 7-1 win Saturday night.

"You look at a lineup and you don't see some of their boppers in there," Wainwright said. "Those are key parts of their lineup. You can very easily go out there and take it for granted and give up a couple of runs because you're not ready to pitch.

"My thought today was to just respect all those guys over there and make sure I was ready to pitch," he said.

Rookie Shelby Miller was also ready. He pitched six-hit ball for seven innings and backup catcher Tony Cruz hit two doubles and drove in a pair of runs for St. Louis in an 8-0 win in the opener.

Wainwright (8-3) allowed eight hits and one run without walking a batter to close out the first doubleheader between the Giants and Cardinals in St. Louis since July 16, 1978. Wainwright threw 106 pitches and 73 strikes.

"I didn't feel like I had the best jump on my heater I've ever had," Wainwright said. "But I was locating it and my other stuff felt great. You can go a tick or two down in velocity and locate and still get the job done."

Carlos Beltran and Ty Wigginton each had two hits and drove in two runs for the Cardinals. Jon Jay, Daniel Descalso and Shayne Robinson had the other RBI.

Dt. Louis manager Mike Matheny was happy to see his reserves contribute.

"All the way around, the guys made good plays," Matheny said. "Whenever you see your bench guys, you know they're doing the right work. So, very impressive."

The Giants had little to celebrate, as they managed just one run in 18 innings.

"It was a tough day, no getting around it," said Giants manager Bruce Bochy. "We scored one run. They played great. We didn't pitch great. We didn't hit the ball great. That's a good team over there."

Wainwright also helped with his bat when the Cardinals broke through against San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner (4-4) with three runs in the third.

Pete Kozma started the inning with a walk, and he advanced to third when Wainwright followed with a double to left-center. Kozma scored on a fielder's choice to first by Jay, and one out later, Beltran drove Wainwright and Jay home with a single to center.

Bumgarner lasted six innings and allowed five runs on six hits with one walk and six strikeouts.

In the opener, Miller (6-3) scattered six hits, stranding seven runners. His ERA dropped to 1.82. Miller struck out seven with one walk.

Matt Cain (4-3) allowed seven runs in six innings, falling to 0-3 at Busch Stadium with an 8.87 ERA in four starts.

Cain struggled in the third, when he threw 40 pitches. In the other five innings he pitched, Cain set the Cardinals down in order. He threw 101 pitches, striking out nine with no walks.

The Cardinals had seven runs on nine hits -- seven singles and two doubles -- in the third when St. Louis sent 12 men to the plate.

Cruz, starting at catcher instead of Yadier Molina, smacked a two-run double. Descalso hit a double and a single while Kozma had two singles in the outburst.

Notes

  • This was the first time the Giants and Cardinals played a doubleheader since April 9, 1994, when the teams met at Candlestick Park and split.
  • David Freese extended his hitting streak to 11 games with an infield single in third in the nightcap.
  • San Francisco has lost its last seven road games and nine of its last 10.
  • Cardinals rookie Keith Butler, who was called up Thursday from Triple-A Memphis, pitched a scoreless ninth in the opener in his debut. He is the 10th rookie to debut for St. Louis this season.
 
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Adam Wainwright strikes out 10 and walks none for his 14th career complete game and third of the season. (USATSI)
Adam Wainwright strikes out 10 and walks none for his 14th career complete game and third of the season. (USATSI)

Players of the Game
St. Louis

A. Wainwright
IP 9.0
H 8
ER 1
BB 0
K 10
St. Louis

C. Beltran
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
 
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gregor Blanco, CF4010011 .260
Brandon Crawford, SS4000012 .287
    George Kontos, P0000000 .000
Marco Scutaro, 2B4020010 .335
Hunter Pence, RF4010003 .288
Brandon Belt, 1B4110013 .246
Andres Torres, LF4011032 .274
Joaquin Arias, 3B-SS3010012 .222
Guillermo Quiroz, C3000012 .176
Madison Bumgarner, P2010011 .200
    Ramon Ramirez, P0000000 .000
   a- Nick Noonan, PH-3B1000000 .214
Totals33181010  
a-popped out for Ramirez in the 8th
Batting
2B - Marco Scutaro (14, Wainwright), Brandon Belt (12, Wainwright)
RBI - Andres Torres (9)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
DP - Ramirez-Crawford-Belt
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Madison Bumgarner (L,4-4) 6655160 3.46
Ramon Ramirez 1322100 10.80
George Kontos 1000020 5.08
HBP - Wigginton (by Madison Bumgarner)
Pitches-Strikes - Madison Bumgarner 94-62, Ramon Ramirez 23-14, George Kontos 8-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Madison Bumgarner 4-9, Ramon Ramirez 2-0, George Kontos 1-0
Batters Faced - Madison Bumgarner 27, Ramon Ramirez 6, George Kontos 3
St. Louis Cardinals
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jon Jay, CF4101020 .245
Yadier Molina, C4110001 .351
Carlos Beltran, RF4122010 .300
David Freese, 3B3120110 .256
Ty Wigginton, 1B3122000 .205
Daniel Descalso, 2B4011004 .260
Shane Robinson, LF3001010 .167
Pete Kozma, SS3100101 .264
Adam Wainwright, P4110031 .172
Totals3279728  
Batting
2B - David Freese (7, Bumgarner), Adam Wainwright (1, Bumgarner)
SF - Shane Robinson (1)
RBI - Jon Jay (25), Carlos Beltran 2 (34), Ty Wigginton 2 (3), Daniel Descalso (18), Shane Robinson (2)
2-OUT RBI - Carlos Beltran 2 (16)
SB - Daniel Descalso (4, 2nd base off Bumgarner/Quiroz)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
DP - Wigginton-Kozma-Wainwright, Kozma-Descalso-Wigginton
St. Louis Cardinals
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Adam Wainwright (W,8-3) 98110100 2.33
Pitches-Strikes - Adam Wainwright 106-73
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Adam Wainwright 8-7
Batters Faced - Adam Wainwright 33
Game Information
Attendance - 42175
Game Time - 2:33
Temperature - 75
Umpires - Home - Scott Barry, First Base - Tim Welke, Second Base - Clint Fagan, Third Base - John Tumpane