Wainwright blanks Dodgers over 6 innings, Cardinals win 5-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) Adam Wainwright had something to prove.

Wainwright pitched two-hit ball over six innings for his first win in five months, Marcell Ozuna homered and the St. Louis Cardinals salvaged the finale of a four-game series with a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night.

''You know what? Us old guys can still play, can't we? A little bit,'' the 37-year-old Wainwright said. ''The main thing for me tonight was to do what I did in my entire rehab performances. It was all about executing, making my pitches. That's probably the deepest lineup I've ever faced.''

The Cardinals snapped a season-high four-game losing streak and moved into a tie for the second National League wild card with the Dodgers, who slipped a half-game behind Colorado for the NL West lead.

The Rockies visit Dodger Stadium for a three-game series beginning Monday night, the last regular-season meeting between the teams.

Wainwright (2-3), making his second start since missing almost four months with right elbow inflammation, struck out a season-high nine while earning his first victory since April 16. His 101 pitches were his most since July 22, 2017.

''We just had to come out and win today,'' Wainwright said. ''That team over there was riding some pretty good highs. They came in and just whooped us for three straight games and we really needed a big win before going to Atlanta.''

Cardinals manager Mike Shildt had complete confidence in Wainwright pitching a game with playoff implications.

''Clearly there's some significance there,'' Shildt said. ''But that's what guys like Adam Wainwright do. They step up. That's what horses do and that's what aces do and that's what he's been for a long time in this organization. He stepped up and it's hard to beat a shutout.''

Cardinals reliever Bud Norris left the game with a blister on his middle finger after walking the only batter he faced in the seventh. Jordan Hicks, pitching for the first time in a week, finished the inning and also worked the eighth. Carlos Martinez completed the four-hit shutout - one night after the Dodgers piled up 17 runs.

''I thought that Wainwright was really good tonight,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. ''When any pitcher can throw his breaking ball at any point in time to get us - we are a fastball hitting team - he was doing it. He was spiking it and it had good bite and the fastball in on the lefty and the curveball off of that.''

Ozuna homered to right-center to make it 1-0 in the second.

Yairo Munoz sparked a two-run fourth, reaching first on a wild pitch after swinging and missing at strike three. Jedd Gyorko and Yadier Molina followed with RBI singles, chasing Dodgers starter Ross Stripling and giving the Cardinals a 3-0 lead.

Ozuna singled and scored on third baseman Justin Turner's fielding error in the sixth. Ozuna has a team-high 44 multihit games.

''I was just trying to put the ball in play and the last couple of games I was struggling at the plate and I made some adjustments in batting practice and that led to success today in the game,'' Ozuna said.

Molina had a pair of singles and drove in another run in the eighth.

Stripling (8-4) retired nine of his first 10 batters before running into trouble in the fourth. He went 3 1/3 innings, matching his shortest start of the season last Wednesday at Cincinnati.

''I felt that I threw the ball better today than I did in Cincinnati,'' Stripling said. ''The Ozuna homer was really a good pitch down and away, just kind of tip your cap on that one. I think the dropped third strike kind of changes the dynamic of the fourth and then three singles later, I kind of had some bad breaking balls and that was it.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: LHP Tony Cingrani (left shoulder strain) and RHP John Axford (broken right leg) will be activated Monday.

Cardinals: Norris was removed after throwing just seven pitches.

UP NEXT

Dodgers: LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-3, 2.42 ERA) starts Monday against Colorado RHP Jon Gray (11-7, 4.80). Ryu is 3-6 with a 5.77 ERA in nine career starts vs. the Rockies.

Cardinals: RHP Miles Mikolas (15-4, 2.99 ERA) gets the opener of a three-game series in Atlanta against Braves RHP Mike Foltynewicz (11-9, 2.66 ERA) on Monday night. In his last outing, Mikolas became the first pitcher to win 15 games in his first season with St. Louis since Mark Mulder in 2005.

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  • W: A. Wainwright (2-3)L: R. Stripling (8-4)
  • HR: STL - M. Ozuna (22)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Bellinger CF30100111.261.344.471.8151.5
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  • b-grounded out for Alexander in the 7th
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Y. Munoz RF-3B41000020.277.346.427.7730.0
P. DeJong SS32100110.233.310.420.7303.5
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K. Wong 2B30000004.240.322.374.6960.0
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  • a-struck out for Hicks in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Turner (26)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Pederson, M. Muncy 2 (2), C. Bellinger, C. Utley, A. Verdugo 2 (2)
BATTING
  • HR - M. Ozuna (22)
  • RBI - M. Ozuna (83), J. Gyorko (45), Y. Molina 2 (63)
  • 2-Out RBI - Y. Molina (23)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - H. Bader 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Pederson (5)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - J. Pederson (6)
  • DP - (Alexander-Machado-Muncy)
  • E - J. Turner (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Molina-Wong-Carpenter-DeJong; Munoz-Wong-Carpenter)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Stripling (L, 8-4)3.14330512.771.14-0.5
P. Venditte0.20000003.001.000.0
K. Maeda1.12100203.881.282.0
S. Alexander0.20000003.391.240.0
R. Madson0.20000205.661.461.0
Z. Rosscup0.10000104.221.030.5
J. Fields1.02111102.371.03-0.5
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Wainwright (W, 2-3)6.02003903.721.5527.5
B. Norris0.00001003.491.18-1.0
J. Hicks2.01001303.081.275.5
C. Martinez1.01000003.221.332.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Wainwright (W, 2-3)6.0
B. Norris0.0
J. Hicks2.0
C. Martinez1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - R. Stripling (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stripling 72-48, P. Venditte 6-5, K. Maeda 29-22, S. Alexander 1-1, R. Madson 11-6, Z. Rosscup 4-3, J. Fields 20-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stripling 1-5, P. Venditte 1-1, K. Maeda 3-0, S. Alexander 1-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Stripling 15, P. Venditte 2, K. Maeda 7, S. Alexander, R. Madson 2, Z. Rosscup, J. Fields 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wainwright 101-61, B. Norris 7-2, J. Hicks 34-20, C. Martinez 8-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wainwright 4-4, J. Hicks 2-1, C. Martinez 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Wainwright 22, B. Norris, J. Hicks 8, C. Martinez 3
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J. Turner 3B40200011.321.416.533.9502.5
M. Machado SS40000022.297.369.540.908-1.0
M. Muncy 1B40000022.255.385.571.956-1.0
Y. Grandal C20000200.236.345.459.8042.0
C. Bellinger CF30100111.261.344.471.8151.5
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  • a-walked for Venditte in the 5th
  • b-grounded out for Alexander in the 7th
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M. Carpenter 1B40000020.266.381.544.925-1.0
Y. Munoz RF-3B41000020.277.346.427.7730.0
P. DeJong SS32100110.233.310.420.7303.5
M. Ozuna LF42311002.281.322.438.7609.0
J. Gyorko 3B30210010.270.352.434.7862.5
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C. Martinez P00000000.242.235.394.6290.0
Y. Molina C40220001.270.322.440.7634.0
K. Wong 2B30000004.240.322.374.6960.0
H. Bader CF30000012.265.333.415.748-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Hicks in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Turner (26)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Pederson, M. Muncy 2 (2), C. Bellinger, C. Utley, A. Verdugo 2 (2)
BATTING
  • HR - M. Ozuna (22)
  • RBI - M. Ozuna (83), J. Gyorko (45), Y. Molina 2 (63)
  • 2-Out RBI - Y. Molina (23)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - H. Bader 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Pederson (5)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - J. Pederson (6)
  • DP - (Alexander-Machado-Muncy)
  • E - J. Turner (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Molina-Wong-Carpenter-DeJong; Munoz-Wong-Carpenter)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Stripling (L, 8-4)3.14330512.771.14-0.5
P. Venditte0.20000003.001.000.0
K. Maeda1.12100203.881.282.0
S. Alexander0.20000003.391.240.0
R. Madson0.20000205.661.461.0
Z. Rosscup0.10000104.221.030.5
J. Fields1.02111102.371.03-0.5
Total8.08541111---
PITCHERSIP
R. Stripling (L, 8-4)3.1
P. Venditte0.2
K. Maeda1.1
S. Alexander0.2
R. Madson0.2
Z. Rosscup0.1
J. Fields1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Wainwright (W, 2-3)6.02003903.721.5527.5
B. Norris0.00001003.491.18-1.0
J. Hicks2.01001303.081.275.5
C. Martinez1.01000003.221.332.0
Total9.04005120---
PITCHERSIP
A. Wainwright (W, 2-3)6.0
B. Norris0.0
J. Hicks2.0
C. Martinez1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - R. Stripling (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stripling 72-48, P. Venditte 6-5, K. Maeda 29-22, S. Alexander 1-1, R. Madson 11-6, Z. Rosscup 4-3, J. Fields 20-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stripling 1-5, P. Venditte 1-1, K. Maeda 3-0, S. Alexander 1-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Stripling 15, P. Venditte 2, K. Maeda 7, S. Alexander, R. Madson 2, Z. Rosscup, J. Fields 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wainwright 101-61, B. Norris 7-2, J. Hicks 34-20, C. Martinez 8-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wainwright 4-4, J. Hicks 2-1, C. Martinez 1-1
  • Batters Faced - A. Wainwright 22, B. Norris, J. Hicks 8, C. Martinez 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Molina singled to left, DeJong scored, Ozuna out at third05
  • 6TH INNING
    Molina safe at first on 3rd baseman Turner fielding error, Ozuna scored, Gyorko to third04
  • 4TH INNING
    Molina singled to left, DeJong scored, Gyorko to second03
    Gyorko singled to right, Munoz scored, DeJong to third02
  • 2ND INNING
    Ozuna homered to right center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Carlos Martinez pitching
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Grandal flied out to left
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bellinger singled to shallow center
    • Y. Puig: Puig grounded out to second, Bellinger out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • J. Hicks Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
    • J. Turner: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Turner singled to center
    • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Machado struck out looking
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Muncy lined out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Josh Fields relieved Zac Rosscup
    • Y. Munoz: Ball, Munoz lined out to right
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, DeJong walked
    • M. Ozuna: Foul, Ozuna singled to shallow center, DeJong to second
    • Matt Adams hit for Jordan Hicks
    • M. Adams: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Adams struck out swinging
    • Y. Molina: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Molina singled to left, DeJong scored, Ozuna out at third
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Bud Norris relieved Adam Wainwright
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Grandal walked
    • C. Bellinger: Ball
    • Jordan Hicks pitching
    • Bellinger walked, Grandal to second
    • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Puig struck out swinging
    • C. Utley: Ball, Ball, Utley flied out to left
    • Alex Verdugo hit for Scott Alexander
    • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Verdugo grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Ryan Madson pitching
    • H. Bader: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bader struck out swinging
    • T. O'Neill: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, O'Neill struck out swinging
    • Zac Rosscup relieved Ryan Madson
    • M. Carpenter: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Carpenter struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • J. Turner: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Turner flied out to deep center
    • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Strike looking, Muncy grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, DeJong grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Ozuna: Ozuna reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gyorko singled to left, Ozuna to second
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Molina safe at first on 3rd baseman Turner fielding error, Ozuna scored, Gyorko to third
    • Scott Alexander relieved Kenta Maeda
    • K. Wong: Wong grounded out to shortstop, Molina out at second
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Puig grounded out to third
    • C. Utley: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Utley struck out on foul tip
    • Andrew Toles hit for Pat Venditte
    • A. Toles: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Toles walked
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Kenta Maeda pitching
    • A. Wainwright: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Wainwright struck out looking
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Carpenter struck out swinging
    • Y. Munoz: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Munoz grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • M. Machado: Strike swinging, Ball, Machado grounded out to third
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Grandal walked
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • Y. Munoz: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Munoz struck out, reached on wild pitch
    • P. DeJong: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, DeJong singled to left, Munoz to second
    • M. Ozuna: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ozuna flied out to left
    • J. Gyorko: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gyorko singled to right, Munoz scored, DeJong to third
    • Y. Molina: Molina singled to left, DeJong scored, Gyorko to second
    • Pat Venditte relieved Ross Stripling
    • K. Wong: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Wong fouled out to third
    • H. Bader: Ball, Strike looking, Bader grounded into fielder's choice to third, Gyorko out at third
    • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • R. Stripling: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Stripling struck out looking
    • J. Pederson: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Pederson singled to shallow center
    • J. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging, Pederson caught stealing second, catcher to second to first to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • H. Bader: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bader popped out to second
    • A. Wainwright: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Wainwright struck out swinging
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Carpenter grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Grandal grounded out to third
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Bellinger lined out to center
    • Y. Puig: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Puig walked
    • C. Utley: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Utley struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • M. Ozuna: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ozuna homered to right center
    • J. Gyorko: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gyorko struck out swinging
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Ball, Foul, Molina lined out to second
    • K. Wong: Strike looking, Ball, Wong lined out to center
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Foul, Pederson flied out to center
    • J. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Turner doubled to deep right
    • M. Machado: Ball, Machado flied out to left
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Muncy struck out looking
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Carpenter lined out to left
    • Y. Munoz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Munoz struck out swinging
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, DeJong struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)