Cards' Wainwright has HR, 4 RBIs in first win of season

MILWAUKEE (AP) Adam Wainwright has been trying to pitch his way out of some early struggles, and he did that and a lot more Friday night.

Wainwright homered and drove in four runs while getting his first win of the season, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3.

Wainwright ripped a fastball into the second deck in left field for a two-run homer off Wily Peralta (3-1) to put the Cardinals up 2-1 in the third.

''I crushed it,'' Wainwright said, laughing. ''We needed that.''

In the fourth, the Brewers intentionally walked Kolten Wong to load the bases for Wainwright, and he hit a two-run single to extend the lead to 5-1.

''Certainly, it gets my dander up a little bit,'' he said of the free pass.

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Wainwright's hitting turned out to be the difference.

''He's certainly, for a pitcher, capable of swinging the bat,'' Counsell said. ''But he's also a pitcher, so we have to be able to make pitches on those guys.''

Wainwright (1-3) had struggled on the mound this season but showed better command against the Brewers. He gave up two runs and six hits in five innings, recording a season-high nine strikeouts without walking a batter. He departed after throwing 100 pitches.

''My stuff is good, but those deep counts are costing me innings,'' Wainwright said.

St. Louis' Dexter Fowler left in the fifth inning with right heel bursitis. He was replaced by Stephen Piscotty.

''My heel has been sore for a long time,'' Fowler said. ''It usually loosens up but it didn't loosen up.''

Peralta gave up nine hits and six runs in four innings, failing to strike out a batter for the first time in 20 starts dating to May 2016. Peralta is 0-8 in his last 10 starts against the Cardinals.

''When I got ahead of hitters, I was making bad pitches,'' Peralta said.

Ryan Braun homered leading off the eighth for the Brewers.

Seung Hwan Oh picked up his third save in four tries.

SECOND LOOK

With runners on first and third in the fourth for St. Louis, Fowler lofted a fly ball to left. Braun made the catch and unleashed a strong throw on the fly to the plate to apparently cut down the speedy Wong. However, a review showed that after colliding with catcher Manny Pina, Wong stretched and touched the plate with his fingertips while avoiding the tag, leading to the call being overturned.

''Kolten did an amazing athletic move to get to the plate,'' Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said.

GAMER GYORKO

Jedd Gyorko batted in the cleanup spot after getting two doubles and a home run in the sixth spot in the order the previous night. He's also batted ninth this season and appeared in the leadoff spot last season. ''He just wants to be in there,'' Matheny said.

REVOLVING ROSTER

The Brewers recalled left-handed reliever Brent Suter from Triple-A Colorado Springs prior to the game. Outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis was designated for assignment. ''We were at a point where we needed relievers,'' Counsell said. ''For me, (Nieuwenhuis) was a great member of this team as far as how he went about his business and how he treated everybody.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cardinals: Reliever Kevin Siegrist has given up 10 walks and two home runs in 6 1/3 innings this season, leading to concerns about his arm. ''It does seem complicated to where he doesn't seem like he's got that power that he normally has,'' Matheny said. ... Matt Carpenter was struck in the right forearm by a pitch in the seventh but remained in the game.

Brewers: RHP Matt Garza (right groin strain) has returned from his rehab assignment and will make his first start of the season on Monday against Cincinnati. Tommy Milone, who has made three starts, will move to the bullpen.

UP NEXT

Cardinals: Lance Lynn (1-1, 3.12 ERA) pitched seven scoreless innings on Monday against Pittsburgh to notch his first win of the season. Lynn is 8-3 with a 2.36 ERA in 14 career starts against Milwaukee.

Brewers: Chase Anderson (2-0, 1.50) will make his fourth start of the season. He's 7-1 with a 2.32 ERA over his last 15 starts. In five career starts against St. Louis, Anderson is 0-2 with a 2.42 ERA.

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  • W: A. Wainwright (1-3)L: W. Peralta (3-1)S: S. Oh (3)
  • HR: STL - A. Wainwright (1), MIL - R. Braun (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Martinez LF41100001.417.481.500.9812.0
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a- G. Garcia SS10000000.250.379.292.6710.0
  • a-grounded out for Rosenthal in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Villar 2B50200031.176.228.324.5520.5
E. Thames 1B50000032.379.463.8971.359-1.5
R. Braun LF41211020.304.409.6611.0706.0
T. Shaw 3B40100032.254.306.612.917-0.5
D. Santana RF40000013.212.311.404.715-0.5
M. Pina C41200001.441.457.6181.0753.0
K. Broxton CF31100102.133.220.267.4875.0
O. Arcia SS40110023.214.241.321.5632.0
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  • a-struck out for Peralta in the 4th
  • b-struck out for Suter in the 7th
  • c-struck out for Hughes in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Carpenter, R. Grichuk (3), K. Wong (3)
  • HR - A. Wainwright
  • SF - D. Fowler
  • RBI - D. Fowler (3), R. Grichuk (8), A. Wainwright 4 (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - O. Arcia
  • 3B - K. Broxton
  • HR - R. Braun (6)
  • RBI - R. Braun (12), O. Arcia (3), W. Peralta
  • 2-Out RBI - O. Arcia, W. Peralta
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - M. Carpenter (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - E. Thames, J. Villar, O. Arcia
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Wainwright (W, 1-3)5.06220906.271.2018.5
J. Broxton1.01001007.942.001.0
B. Cecil1.00000306.750.004.5
T. Rosenthal1.02110214.152.001.0
S. Oh (S, 3)1.01000307.041.0010.5
PITCHERSIP
A. Wainwright (W, 1-3)5.0
J. Broxton1.0
B. Cecil1.0
T. Rosenthal1.0
S. Oh (S, 3)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Peralta (L, 3-1)4.09661014.712.50-9.0
B. Suter3.03000105.681.006.5
J. Marinez1.00000004.500.003.0
J. Hughes1.00000102.250.003.5
PITCHERSIP
W. Peralta (L, 3-1)4.0
B. Suter3.0
J. Marinez1.0
J. Hughes1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wainwright 100-64, J. Broxton 17-10, B. Cecil 12-10, T. Rosenthal 22-14, S. Oh 16-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wainwright 4-2, T. Rosenthal 1-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Wainwright 21, J. Broxton 5, B. Cecil 3, T. Rosenthal 5, S. Oh 4
PITCHING
  • WP - W. Peralta
  • IBB - W. Peralta
  • HBP - B. Suter
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Peralta 72-43, B. Suter 34-24, J. Marinez 9-6, J. Hughes 12-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Peralta 1-9, B. Suter 2-5, J. Marinez 3-0, J. Hughes 2-0
  • Batters Faced - W. Peralta 20, B. Suter 12, J. Marinez 3, J. Hughes 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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S. Piscotty RF20000010.234.357.383.740-0.5
A. Diaz SS50100001.239.239.433.6721.0
S. Oh P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Carpenter 1B30100001.250.367.396.7633.0
J. Gyorko 3B41200010.316.395.6321.0272.5
Y. Molina C40100003.220.281.300.5811.0
J. Martinez LF41100001.417.481.500.9812.0
R. Grichuk CF41110000.190.230.345.5744.0
K. Wong 2B32200100.214.313.405.7176.0
A. Wainwright P31241001.429.429.8571.28610.0
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  • a-grounded out for Rosenthal in the 9th
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J. Villar 2B50200031.176.228.324.5520.5
E. Thames 1B50000032.379.463.8971.359-1.5
R. Braun LF41211020.304.409.6611.0706.0
T. Shaw 3B40100032.254.306.612.917-0.5
D. Santana RF40000013.212.311.404.715-0.5
M. Pina C41200001.441.457.6181.0753.0
K. Broxton CF31100102.133.220.267.4875.0
O. Arcia SS40110023.214.241.321.5632.0
W. Peralta P10110000.600.600.6001.2002.0
a- N. Franklin PH10000011.118.118.412.529-0.5
B. Suter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- H. Perez PH10000010.179.256.308.564-0.5
J. Marinez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-struck out for Peralta in the 4th
  • b-struck out for Suter in the 7th
  • c-struck out for Hughes in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Carpenter, R. Grichuk (3), K. Wong (3)
  • HR - A. Wainwright
  • SF - D. Fowler
  • RBI - D. Fowler (3), R. Grichuk (8), A. Wainwright 4 (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - O. Arcia
  • 3B - K. Broxton
  • HR - R. Braun (6)
  • RBI - R. Braun (12), O. Arcia (3), W. Peralta
  • 2-Out RBI - O. Arcia, W. Peralta
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - M. Carpenter (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - E. Thames, J. Villar, O. Arcia
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Wainwright (W, 1-3)5.06220906.271.2018.5
J. Broxton1.01001007.942.001.0
B. Cecil1.00000306.750.004.5
T. Rosenthal1.02110214.152.001.0
S. Oh (S, 3)1.01000307.041.0010.5
Total9.010331171---
PITCHERSIP
A. Wainwright (W, 1-3)5.0
J. Broxton1.0
B. Cecil1.0
T. Rosenthal1.0
S. Oh (S, 3)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Peralta (L, 3-1)4.09661014.712.50-9.0
B. Suter3.03000105.681.006.5
J. Marinez1.00000004.500.003.0
J. Hughes1.00000102.250.003.5
Total9.01266121---
PITCHERSIP
W. Peralta (L, 3-1)4.0
B. Suter3.0
J. Marinez1.0
J. Hughes1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wainwright 100-64, J. Broxton 17-10, B. Cecil 12-10, T. Rosenthal 22-14, S. Oh 16-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wainwright 4-2, T. Rosenthal 1-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Wainwright 21, J. Broxton 5, B. Cecil 3, T. Rosenthal 5, S. Oh 4
PITCHING
  • WP - W. Peralta
  • IBB - W. Peralta
  • HBP - B. Suter
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Peralta 72-43, B. Suter 34-24, J. Marinez 9-6, J. Hughes 12-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Peralta 1-9, B. Suter 2-5, J. Marinez 3-0, J. Hughes 2-0
  • Batters Faced - W. Peralta 20, B. Suter 12, J. Marinez 3, J. Hughes 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Braun homered to left63
  • 4TH INNING
    Arcia doubled to deep right, Pina scored62
    Fowler hit sacrifice fly to left, Wong scored, Wainwright to second62
    Wainwright singled to deep left, Martinez and Grichuk scored, Wong to third51
    Grichuk doubled to left center, Gyorko scored, Martinez to third31
  • 3RD INNING
    Wainwright homered to left, Wong scored21
  • 2ND INNING
    Peralta singled to shallow center, Broxton scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • J. Hughes Pitching:
    • G. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Garcia grounded out to second
    • S. Piscotty: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
    • A. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Foul, Diaz grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Oh Pitching:
    • O. Arcia: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Arcia struck out on foul tip
    • J. Aguilar: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
    • J. Villar: Strike swinging, Ball, Villar singled to left
    • E. Thames: Foul, Foul, Ball, Villar to second on fielder's indifference, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • J. Marinez Pitching:
    • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Martinez grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Grichuk: Strike swinging, Grichuk grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Wong: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Wong grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Rosenthal Pitching:
    • R. Braun: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Braun homered to left
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Shaw struck out looking
    • D. Santana: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Santana struck out looking
    • M. Pina: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pina singled to left
    • K. Broxton: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Broxton grounded out to first
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • B. Suter Pitching:
    • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Ball, Piscotty lined out to center
    • A. Diaz: Ball, Diaz flied out to deep left
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Carpenter hit by pitch
    • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Ball, Gyorko singled to right, Carpenter to second
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Molina grounded into fielder's choice to third, Carpenter out at third
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • B. Cecil Pitching:
    • H. Perez: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
    • J. Villar: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
    • E. Thames: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • B. Suter Pitching:
    • R. Grichuk: Grichuk flied out to right
    • K. Wong: Strike looking, Foul, Wong singled to right
    • A. Wainwright: Wainwright grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Wong out at second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Broxton Pitching:
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Shaw singled to left
    • D. Santana: Santana flied out to deep right
    • M. Pina: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Pina lined out to right
    • K. Broxton: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Broxton walked, Shaw to second
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Arcia flied out to deep center
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • B. Suter Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Carpenter flied out to left
    • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Gyorko struck out looking
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Strike looking, Molina singled to right
    • J. Martinez: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Martinez flied out to center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • J. Villar: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Villar struck out looking
    • E. Thames: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Thames grounded out to second
    • R. Braun: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Braun struck out looking
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • W. Peralta Pitching:
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gyorko reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Molina lined out to right
    • J. Martinez: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Martinez singled to right, Gyorko to second
    • R. Grichuk: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Grichuk doubled to left center, Gyorko scored, Martinez to third
    • K. Wong: Wong intentionally walked
    • A. Wainwright: Strike swinging, Ball, Wainwright singled to deep left, Martinez and Grichuk scored, Wong to third
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Foul, Fowler hit sacrifice fly to left, Wong scored, Wainwright to second
    • A. Diaz: Diaz flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 4th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • D. Santana: Ball, Ball, Foul, Santana lined out to right
    • M. Pina: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Pina singled to left
    • K. Broxton: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Broxton grounded out to second, Pina to second
    • O. Arcia: Strike swinging, Arcia doubled to deep right, Pina scored
    • N. Franklin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Franklin struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • W. Peralta Pitching:
    • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Grichuk flied out to right
    • K. Wong: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Wong doubled to left center
    • A. Wainwright: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Wong to third on wild pitch, Wainwright homered to left, Wong scored
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Ball, Fowler singled to right
    • A. Diaz: Ball, Diaz reached on an infield single to shortstop, Fowler out at third
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Carpenter popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • E. Thames: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
    • R. Braun: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Braun struck out on foul tip
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • W. Peralta Pitching:
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Gyorko flied out to deep center
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Molina flied out to center
    • J. Martinez: Martinez grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • M. Pina: Ball, Ball, Pina grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Broxton: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Broxton tripled to deep right
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Arcia struck out looking
    • W. Peralta: Peralta singled to shallow center, Broxton scored
    • J. Villar: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • W. Peralta Pitching:
    • D. Fowler: Foul, Ball, Fowler flied out to left
    • A. Diaz: Foul, Diaz popped out to second
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Carpenter doubled to deep right
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Carpenter picked off at second, catcher to second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • J. Villar: Ball, Strike swinging, Villar singled to center
    • E. Thames: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Thames reached on fielder's choice to first, Villar out at second
    • R. Braun: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Braun singled to center, Thames to second
    • T. Shaw: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Shaw struck out looking
    • D. Santana: Ball, Ball, Santana lined out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)