Wong scored the first run of the game on a first-inning double by Jhonny Peralta. He then singled in runs in the fourth and fifth innings.
"That's us clicking on all cylinders," Wong said.
Wong has hit .311/.358/.473 with five home runs and 22 RBI in 148 at-bats.
With Wong back in the leadoff spot, Matheny moved
Wong is hitting .339 (21 for 62) with four homers and 13 RBI over his last 16 games. Adams is hitting .105 (4 for 38) with nine strikeouts over his last 13 games played.
Grichuk began the season on the Cards' Opening Day roster but was shelved April 24 with a lower back strain. He was activated May 16 and is 2 for 5 since his return.
Bourjos is hitting .160 (4 for 25) over his last eight games.
With Bourjos out of the lineup, second baseman
"We'll keep feeling our way through it and hopefully somebody will take advantage of it, or nightly, somebody will take advantage of it," manager Mike Matheny said to MLB.com. "We have to find that good mix."
Wong did his damage in the sixth inning with the game tied at 1. Wong crushed an Alfredo Simon offering over the right field wall for a solo home run, his fifth of the season.
"I just had an idea what was coming," Wong said to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "He attacked Carp, Heyward and (Matt Adams) the same way. He started going with the splitter early. He didn’t show me a single fastball my first two at-bats, so I went up there and was guessing for a fastball. If he'd thrown a splitter, I'd start battling after that, I wanted to go up there being ready for a fastball just in case.
"I was just looking to drive something in the gaps. I know if I hit something good I have the power to hit one out. I don't try to do too much, just put a good swing on pitches I know I can drive and get something going. I just wanted to get in scoring position somehow."
Wong isn't worrying about his move toward the bottom of the order.
"Not really," he said. "Obviously being the first batter is different, but any other position throughout the lineup, it doesn't really matter to me where I'm hitting. Wherever Mike puts me (I'm fine). I'm not a guy who's going to want to hit in one position. I know I can hit anywhere in the lineup and help produce."
Wong is now hitting .311 with 18 RBI in 132 at- bats this season.
The Cardinals fell behind after just one inning, but Wong was able to briefly tie the game with his sixth-inning home run. It was his second home run in the last three games and his third during his current eight-game hitting streak.
Wong has hit .336/.380/.518 with four home runs, 17 RBI and three stolen bases in 110 at-bats.
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