Carpenter, Wainwright lead Cards past Giants 8-3 to end skid

ST. LOUIS (AP) Adam Wainwright tried his best to keep up with Cardinals teammates Carlos Martinez and Michael Wacha. The veteran right-hander simply came up short.

Matt Carpenter homered and Wainwright turned in his second successive strong outing to lead St. Louis over the San Francisco Giants 8-3 on Sunday, snapping a four-game skid.

Wainwright (4-3) allowed one run and five hits in 6 1/3 innings. Martinez threw nine shutout innings Saturday, and Wacha pitched six scoreless innings Friday.

''I blew it,'' Wainwright joked.

But he was plenty effective.

Wainwright set down the side in order three times and retired seven in a row during one stretch. He struck out six, walked three and even hit an RBI double in the sixth.

''I've just been feeding off our other starters,'' Wainwright said. ''I wanted to keep that momentum going.''

Randal Grichuk drove in four runs for St. Louis, which handed San Francisco only its second loss in nine games.

Wainwright tossed seven sharp innings in a 5-0 win over the Chicago Cubs last Sunday. Before that, he had given up four earned runs in each of his previous three starts.

''I've made good adjustments and I feel like I'm in a good place,'' said Wainwright, who has permitted one run in his last 13 1/3 innings.

He improved to 28-14 in May, his most wins in any month.

''I feel like he's back to normal,'' Grichuk said. ''He looks great out there and the numbers the last few games really show it.''

Carpenter hit a two-run homer off Matt Cain (3-2) in the fifth. Cain gave up seven runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings. He is 0-4 in six regular-season starts at Busch Stadium.

''I've got all kinds of answers that would be funny,'' Cain said. ''But there's no real reason that my record looks like that here. I just don't know why.''

Cain is 3-0 with a 1.19 ERA at home this season, but 0-2 with an 8.28 mark on the road.

San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy was surprised to see Cain struggle. Cain had given up two earned runs or fewer in six of his last seven starts.

''He was just behind more than he's normally been this year,'' Bochy said. ''You could see, he wasn't as sharp today.''

Grichuk slammed a three-run double in the second to highlight a four-run outburst. He doubled home another run in the eighth.

''I feel like I've had a bunch of balls that have flown out at the track the last couple weeks,'' Grichuk said. ''It was good to see them fall for a change.''

Brandon Crawford and Eduardo Nunez hit back-to-back homers in the eighth for the Giants, who were looking for their first three-game sweep on the road this season.

The Cardinals lost five of eight games on their homestand, including three one-run defeats and a 3-1 setback in 13 innings.

''It certainly could have been much better,'' manager Mike Matheny said. ''Some late lapses really hurt us.''

YADI ON A ROLL

St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a single in the third. He has reached safely in his last 16 games.

JHONNY IS BACK

Cardinals INF Jhonny Peralta is 4 for 5 since returning from the disabled list Friday. He missed 26 games with an upper respiratory ailment. Peralta singled twice and walked in his first three trips to the plate Sunday.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: C Buster Posey was given the day off after catching all 13 innings of a 3-1 win over St. Louis on Saturday.

Cardinals: 2B Kolten Wong did not start due to a stiff elbow. He is day to day.

UP NEXT

Giants: LHP Ty Blach (1-2, 4.15 ERA) faces Chicago Cubs RHP John Lackey (4-3, 4.37) on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series at Wrigley Field. Blach has replaced injured ace Madison Bumgarner in the rotation.

Cardinals: RHP Lance Lynn (4-2, 2.78 ERA) opposes Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw (7-2, 2.15) in the first of a three-game set Tuesday night at Los Angeles. Lynn has given up two runs or fewer in five of eight starts this season.

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  • W: A. Wainwright (4-3)L: M. Cain (3-2)
  • HR: SF - E. Nunez (2), B. Crawford (3), STL - M. Carpenter (9)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Panik 2B41100002.255.308.333.6412.0
C. Arroyo 3B40110020.222.278.354.6312.0
B. Belt 1B40100011.236.355.452.8070.5
B. Crawford SS31111110.274.306.451.7576.5
E. Nunez LF41111012.272.294.370.6645.5
N. Hundley C40200022.240.263.373.6362.0
M. Williamson RF20000212.167.286.167.4521.5
M. Cain P20000002.154.154.231.3850.0
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a- M. Morse PH10000012.200.219.333.552-0.5
G. Kontos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Gearrin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Ruggiano PH10000010.206.243.294.537-0.5
  • a-struck out for Okert in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Gearrin in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Fowler CF40010003.220.318.447.7651.0
G. Garcia 2B31100101.293.406.362.7683.0
M. Carpenter 1B41121001.235.381.492.8737.0
Y. Molina C40100001.261.307.384.6911.0
J. Peralta 3B31200100.233.303.233.5364.0
T. Pham LF41100013.294.367.549.9161.5
A. Diaz SS33200102.261.289.400.6898.0
R. Grichuk RF41240001.238.294.408.7029.0
A. Wainwright P20110000.294.294.529.8243.0
B. Cecil P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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a- S. Piscotty PH10100000.247.381.376.7571.0
S. Tuivailala P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-singled for Socolovich in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Arroyo (4), N. Hundley (10)
  • HR - B. Crawford (3), E. Nunez (2)
  • RBI - C. Arroyo (13), B. Crawford (13), E. Nunez (16)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Arroyo (2), B. Crawford (4), E. Nunez (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Diaz 2 (8), R. Grichuk 2 (13), A. Wainwright
  • HR - M. Carpenter (9)
  • SF - D. Fowler (2)
  • SH - A. Wainwright (2)
  • RBI - D. Fowler (18), M. Carpenter 2 (27), R. Grichuk 4 (19), A. Wainwright (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Cain (L, 3-2)5.19773114.912.25-8.5
S. Okert0.20000005.680.000.0
G. Kontos1.00000004.740.003.0
C. Gearrin1.03110002.043.00-1.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Cain (L, 3-2)5.1
S. Okert0.2
G. Kontos1.0
C. Gearrin1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Wainwright (W, 4-3)6.15113604.811.2622.0
B. Cecil0.20000005.400.000.0
M. Socolovich1.02220326.752.000.5
S. Tuivailala1.00000203.270.004.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Cain 103-64, S. Okert 8-5, G. Kontos 14-8, C. Gearrin 12-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Cain 5-9, G. Kontos 2-1, C. Gearrin 2-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Cain 27, S. Okert 2, G. Kontos 3, C. Gearrin 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wainwright 109-64, B. Cecil 6-4, M. Socolovich 25-17, S. Tuivailala 18-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wainwright 5-8, B. Cecil 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Wainwright 27, B. Cecil 2, M. Socolovich 5, S. Tuivailala 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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D. Span CF50000012.258.296.398.694-0.5
J. Panik 2B41100002.255.308.333.6412.0
C. Arroyo 3B40110020.222.278.354.6312.0
B. Belt 1B40100011.236.355.452.8070.5
B. Crawford SS31111110.274.306.451.7576.5
E. Nunez LF41111012.272.294.370.6645.5
N. Hundley C40200022.240.263.373.6362.0
M. Williamson RF20000212.167.286.167.4521.5
M. Cain P20000002.154.154.231.3850.0
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a- M. Morse PH10000012.200.219.333.552-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Okert in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Gearrin in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Fowler CF40010003.220.318.447.7651.0
G. Garcia 2B31100101.293.406.362.7683.0
M. Carpenter 1B41121001.235.381.492.8737.0
Y. Molina C40100001.261.307.384.6911.0
J. Peralta 3B31200100.233.303.233.5364.0
T. Pham LF41100013.294.367.549.9161.5
A. Diaz SS33200102.261.289.400.6898.0
R. Grichuk RF41240001.238.294.408.7029.0
A. Wainwright P20110000.294.294.529.8243.0
B. Cecil P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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S. Tuivailala P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-singled for Socolovich in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Arroyo (4), N. Hundley (10)
  • HR - B. Crawford (3), E. Nunez (2)
  • RBI - C. Arroyo (13), B. Crawford (13), E. Nunez (16)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Arroyo (2), B. Crawford (4), E. Nunez (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Diaz 2 (8), R. Grichuk 2 (13), A. Wainwright
  • HR - M. Carpenter (9)
  • SF - D. Fowler (2)
  • SH - A. Wainwright (2)
  • RBI - D. Fowler (18), M. Carpenter 2 (27), R. Grichuk 4 (19), A. Wainwright (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Cain (L, 3-2)5.19773114.912.25-8.5
S. Okert0.20000005.680.000.0
G. Kontos1.00000004.740.003.0
C. Gearrin1.03110002.043.00-1.0
Total8.01288311---
PITCHERSIP
M. Cain (L, 3-2)5.1
S. Okert0.2
G. Kontos1.0
C. Gearrin1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Wainwright (W, 4-3)6.15113604.811.2622.0
B. Cecil0.20000005.400.000.0
M. Socolovich1.02220326.752.000.5
S. Tuivailala1.00000203.270.004.0
Total9.07333112---
PITCHERSIP
A. Wainwright (W, 4-3)6.1
B. Cecil0.2
M. Socolovich1.0
S. Tuivailala1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Cain 103-64, S. Okert 8-5, G. Kontos 14-8, C. Gearrin 12-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Cain 5-9, G. Kontos 2-1, C. Gearrin 2-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Cain 27, S. Okert 2, G. Kontos 3, C. Gearrin 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wainwright 109-64, B. Cecil 6-4, M. Socolovich 25-17, S. Tuivailala 18-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wainwright 5-8, B. Cecil 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Wainwright 27, B. Cecil 2, M. Socolovich 5, S. Tuivailala 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Grichuk doubled to left center, Diaz scored38
    Nunez homered to left37
    Crawford homered to right27
  • 6TH INNING
    Wainwright doubled to deep left, Diaz scored17
  • 5TH INNING
    Carpenter homered to right, Garcia scored16
  • 3RD INNING
    Arroyo doubled to deep right center, Panik scored14
  • 2ND INNING
    Fowler hit sacrifice fly to center, Grichuk scored04
    Grichuk doubled to left, Peralta, Pham and Diaz scored03
  • 9TH INNING
    • S. Tuivailala Pitching:
    • M. Williamson: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Williamson popped out to second
    • J. Ruggiano: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ruggiano struck out looking
    • D. Span: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Span struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • M. Socolovich Pitching:
    • C. Arroyo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Arroyo struck out swinging
    • B. Belt: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Crawford homered to right
    • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Nunez homered to left
    • N. Hundley: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Hundley struck out looking
    • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Gearrin Pitching:
    • T. Pham: Foul, Pham grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Diaz: Diaz doubled to left
    • R. Grichuk: Ball, Ball, Grichuk doubled to left center, Diaz scored
    • S. Piscotty: Piscotty reached on an infield single to second, Grichuk to third
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Fowler grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Piscotty out at second
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • N. Hundley: Hundley singled to shallow left
    • M. Williamson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Williamson walked, Hundley to second
    • M. Morse: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Morse struck out looking
    • D. Span: Span flied out to left
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Panik grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Kontos Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Carpenter grounded out to first
    • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Molina flied out to right
    • J. Peralta: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Peralta grounded out to third
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • B. Belt: Ball, Belt fouled out to third
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Crawford grounded out to first
    • E. Nunez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Nunez fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Cain Pitching:
    • A. Diaz: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Diaz doubled to center
    • R. Grichuk: Ball, Grichuk lined out to center, Diaz to third
    • A. Wainwright: Pickoff attempt, Wainwright doubled to deep left, Diaz scored
    • D. Fowler: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Fowler flied out to deep center, Wainwright to third
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Garcia lined out to right
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • D. Span: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Span grounded out to first
    • J. Panik: Ball, Panik grounded out to second
    • C. Arroyo: Arroyo lined out to right
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Cain Pitching:
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Garcia reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • M. Carpenter: Carpenter homered to right, Garcia scored
    • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Molina grounded out to third
    • J. Peralta: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Peralta singled to shallow left
    • T. Pham: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pham grounded into double play third to second to first, Peralta out at second
    • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • E. Nunez: Strike swinging, Nunez popped out to first
    • N. Hundley: Ball, Ball, Hundley doubled to right center
    • M. Williamson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Williamson walked
    • M. Cain: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cain flied out to shallow right
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Cain Pitching:
    • R. Grichuk: Foul, Grichuk lined out to third
    • A. Wainwright: Strike swinging, Ball, Wainwright flied out to left
    • D. Fowler: Strike swinging, Ball, Fowler grounded out to catcher
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • M. Cain: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Cain grounded out to pitcher
    • D. Span: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Span flied out to left
    • J. Panik: Ball, Panik singled to shallow right
    • C. Arroyo: Strike looking, Ball, Arroyo doubled to deep right center, Panik scored
    • B. Belt: Ball, Foul, Ball, Belt fouled out to third
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Cain Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Carpenter flied out to deep center
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Molina singled to shallow left
    • J. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Peralta walked, Molina to second
    • T. Pham: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pham struck out swinging
    • A. Diaz: Strike looking, Diaz flied out to left
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • B. Belt: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Belt reached on an infield single to second
    • B. Crawford: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Crawford walked, Belt to second
    • E. Nunez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
    • N. Hundley: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hundley struck out swinging
    • M. Williamson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Williamson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Cain Pitching:
    • J. Peralta: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Peralta singled to shallow right
    • T. Pham: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pham singled to shallow right center, Peralta to second
    • A. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Diaz walked, Peralta to third, Pham to second
    • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Grichuk doubled to left, Peralta, Pham and Diaz scored
    • A. Wainwright: Foul, Foul, Ball, Wainwright hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Grichuk to third
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Fowler hit sacrifice fly to center, Grichuk scored
    • G. Garcia: Foul, Garcia grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • D. Span: Ball, Span lined out to left
    • J. Panik: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Panik grounded out to second
    • C. Arroyo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Arroyo struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Cain Pitching:
    • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Fowler flied out to left
    • G. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Garcia walked
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Carpenter flied out to deep left
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Molina flied out to center
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)