Wainwright pitches 7 scoreless, Cardinals beat D-Backs 5-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) Adam Wainwright made the most of a couple of extra days of rest.

Paul Goldschmidt homered, Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals held on to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 on Sunday.

Wainwright (6-7), who was scratched from Friday's start due to back spasms, relied on a mixture of cutters, change-ups and curve balls. He allowed four hits, walked one and struck out seven as he improved 4-0 in day starts this season.

''There's still some things I can do better, a few 2-0 counts that I had today that I would like to avoid to some pretty good hitters,'' Wainwright said. ''They had first and third a couple of times, we got out of it with a couple good pitches that we needed to make. Other than that, I'm throwing the ball like I expect to throw the ball.''

Arizona trailed 5-0 going to the ninth before Domingo Leyba and Jarrod Dyson had RBI singles against John Brebbia. The Diamondbacks had the bases loaded with two outs, but Carlos Martinez got Eduardo Escobar to hit a fly ball to center for the final out for his fifth save.

''It's exactly the game were looking for,'' Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said. ''It's exactly the game we've demonstrating. It gets punctuated with the run production, simple as that.''

Wainwright helped himself out offensively by walking and scoring to start a three-run third inning rally and he also laid down a sacrifice bunt leading to Matt Carpenter's sacrifice fly as the Cardinals tacked on their fifth run in the fourth.

The 37-year-old and 3-time All-Star had some extra motivation facing Diamondbacks starter Zack Greinke, who beat Wainwright in the only two games the standout hurlers faced each other in 2012 and 2013.

''My first focus is winning a game against that team first, but especially against beating Zack because he's such a great competitor, a great pitcher,'' Wainwright said. ''I wanted to get him on my list. I know I'm on his list.''

Goldschmidt's 416-foot two-run shot into the upper deck in left field gave the Cardinals a 4-0 lead in the third. Yairo Munoz started the rally with a single that drove in Wainwright, and advanced to third on Nick Ahmed's throwing error.

It was Goldschmidt's first career home run off of Greinke.

''He can throw any pitch at any time so as a hitter you can't guess, just try to react,'' Goldschmidt said. ''Luckily I was able to get a couple of hits.''

Tyler O'Neill continued his RBI barrage by driving home Goldschmidt with a double that hugged the left field line to make it 1-0 in the first inning, ending Greinke's 14-inning scoreless streak. O'Neill drove in all four Cardinals run in a 4-2 win on Saturday night.

Greinke (10-4) gave up five runs in six innings. The loss snapped a five-year July winning streak for the Arizona ace, who entered the game 14-0 with a 1.34 ERA in his last 18 starts in the month dating back to July 25, 2014.

''It's a game of inches,'' Greinke said. ''Made some mistakes at the wrong times, some critical moments and they capitalized.''

TRAINING ROOM

Diamondbacks: RHP Taylor Clarke (lower black inflammation) threw 70 pitches over six scoreless innings at High-A Visalia on Saturday. ... INF Wilmer Flores (fractured right foot) will continue his rehab at Triple-A Reno and could rejoin the team on its next home stand. ... RHP Jon Duplantier (right shoulder inflammation) gave up two runs in an inning for the Arizona Rookie League D-Backs on Saturday.

Cardinals: INF Jedd Gyorko (right wrist surgery) will be re-evaluated in a month.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: LHP Alex Young (2-0, 0.68 ERA) will take the mound to begin a two-game set at Texas and RHP Lance Lynn (12-4, 3.69 ERA) on Tuesday night. Young, who will be making his third career start, threw six scoreless innings in a 5-3 win over Colorado on July 7.

Cardinals: RHP Miles Mikolas (5-9, 4.53 ERA) will get the start to kick off a three-game series against Pittsburgh and RHP Joe Musgrove (6-7, 4.15 ERA) on Monday night. Mikolas is 2-3 with a 2.96 ERA in nine career appearances against the Pirates.

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  • W: A. Wainwright (6-7)L: Z. Greinke (10-4)S: C. Martinez (5)
  • HR: STL - P. Goldschmidt (17)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Locastro LF40210011.245.373.318.6913.5
K. Marte CF20000302.310.363.563.9263.0
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C. Walker 1B40000014.256.325.497.822-0.5
A. Jones RF41200012.261.310.433.7422.5
A. Avila C40000032.224.392.474.865-1.5
N. Ahmed SS31200100.269.320.431.7514.0
I. Vargas 2B30000002.247.286.361.6460.0
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  • a-struck out for Godley in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 3B30010001.214.319.372.6911.0
Y. Munoz SS41110000.298.320.372.6923.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B42221000.251.339.427.7659.0
T. O'Neill LF40110030.270.308.419.7271.5
D. Fowler RF40200021.255.356.422.7781.0
K. Wong 2B40200001.250.330.378.7091.0
A. Knizner C30000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
H. Bader CF31100010.205.313.360.6732.5
A. Wainwright P01000100.154.214.192.4072.0
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J. Brebbia P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
C. Martinez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Wainwright in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Leyba
  • RBI - T. Locastro (13), D. Leyba
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Locastro (9), D. Leyba
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Marte 2 (2), E. Escobar 3 (3), C. Walker 2 (2), A. Jones 2 (2), A. Avila
BATTING
  • 2B - T. O'Neill (5), H. Bader (9)
  • HR - P. Goldschmidt (17)
  • SF - M. Carpenter (3)
  • SH - A. Wainwright (3)
  • RBI - M. Carpenter (29), Y. Munoz (8), P. Goldschmidt 2 (39), T. O'Neill (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. O'Neill (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Fowler, K. Wong, A. Knizner 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - K. Wong
FIELDING
  • E - N. Ahmed (7)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Munoz-Wong-Goldschmidt)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Greinke (L, 10-4)6.08551612.950.952.0
A. Chafin0.20000003.341.270.0
Z. Godley1.11000106.481.552.5
PITCHERSIP
Z. Greinke (L, 10-4)6.0
A. Chafin0.2
Z. Godley1.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Wainwright (W, 6-7)7.04001703.991.3329.5
D. Leone1.01001206.591.472.0
J. Brebbia0.23221103.401.16-5.5
C. Martinez (S, 5)0.10001002.180.976.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Wainwright (W, 6-7)7.0
D. Leone1.0
J. Brebbia0.2
C. Martinez (S, 5)0.1
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 90-62, A. Chafin 8-6, Z. Godley 17-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 6-5, A. Chafin 1-1, Z. Godley 3-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 26, A. Chafin 2, Z. Godley 5
PITCHING
  • HBP - A. Wainwright (6)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wainwright 97-57, D. Leone 21-13, J. Brebbia 19-10, C. Martinez 9-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wainwright 8-5, D. Leone 1-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Wainwright 26, D. Leone 5, J. Brebbia 6, C. Martinez 2
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Locastro LF40210011.245.373.318.6913.5
K. Marte CF20000302.310.363.563.9263.0
E. Escobar 3B50000037.291.347.537.884-1.5
C. Walker 1B40000014.256.325.497.822-0.5
A. Jones RF41200012.261.310.433.7422.5
A. Avila C40000032.224.392.474.865-1.5
N. Ahmed SS31200100.269.320.431.7514.0
I. Vargas 2B30000002.247.286.361.6460.0
Z. Godley P0000-000.176.263.176.000-
a- J. Lamb PH10000012.217.379.391.771-0.5
Z. Greinke P20000002.250.283.545.8280.0
A. Chafin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Leyba 2B20210000.375.444.500.9444.0
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  • a-struck out for Godley in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 3B30010001.214.319.372.6911.0
Y. Munoz SS41110000.298.320.372.6923.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B42221000.251.339.427.7659.0
T. O'Neill LF40110030.270.308.419.7271.5
D. Fowler RF40200021.255.356.422.7781.0
K. Wong 2B40200001.250.330.378.7091.0
A. Knizner C30000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
H. Bader CF31100010.205.313.360.6732.5
A. Wainwright P01000100.154.214.192.4072.0
a- T. Edman PH10000000.259.283.500.7830.0
D. Leone P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Brebbia P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
C. Martinez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-grounded out for Wainwright in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Leyba
  • RBI - T. Locastro (13), D. Leyba
  • 2-Out RBI - T. Locastro (9), D. Leyba
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Marte 2 (2), E. Escobar 3 (3), C. Walker 2 (2), A. Jones 2 (2), A. Avila
BATTING
  • 2B - T. O'Neill (5), H. Bader (9)
  • HR - P. Goldschmidt (17)
  • SF - M. Carpenter (3)
  • SH - A. Wainwright (3)
  • RBI - M. Carpenter (29), Y. Munoz (8), P. Goldschmidt 2 (39), T. O'Neill (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - T. O'Neill (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Fowler, K. Wong, A. Knizner 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - K. Wong
FIELDING
  • E - N. Ahmed (7)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Munoz-Wong-Goldschmidt)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Greinke (L, 10-4)6.08551612.950.952.0
A. Chafin0.20000003.341.270.0
Z. Godley1.11000106.481.552.5
Total8.0955171---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Greinke (L, 10-4)6.0
A. Chafin0.2
Z. Godley1.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Wainwright (W, 6-7)7.04001703.991.3329.5
D. Leone1.01001206.591.472.0
J. Brebbia0.23221103.401.16-5.5
C. Martinez (S, 5)0.10001002.180.976.0
Total9.08224100---
PITCHERSIP
A. Wainwright (W, 6-7)7.0
D. Leone1.0
J. Brebbia0.2
C. Martinez (S, 5)0.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Greinke 90-62, A. Chafin 8-6, Z. Godley 17-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Greinke 6-5, A. Chafin 1-1, Z. Godley 3-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Greinke 26, A. Chafin 2, Z. Godley 5
PITCHING
  • HBP - A. Wainwright (6)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wainwright 97-57, D. Leone 21-13, J. Brebbia 19-10, C. Martinez 9-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wainwright 8-5, D. Leone 1-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Wainwright 26, D. Leone 5, J. Brebbia 6, C. Martinez 2
  • 9TH INNING
    Locastro reached on an infield single to shortstop, Ahmed scored, Leyba to third25
    Leyba doubled to right center, Jones scored, Ahmed to third15
  • 4TH INNING
    Carpenter hit sacrifice fly to center, Bader scored05
  • 3RD INNING
    Goldschmidt homered to left, Munoz scored04
    Munoz singled to shallow right center, Wainwright scored02
  • 1ST INNING
    O'Neill doubled to deep left, Goldschmidt scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • John Brebbia relieved Dominic Leone
    • A. Jones: Ball, Jones singled to shallow left
    • A. Avila: Ball, Avila lined out to right
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ahmed walked, Jones to second
    • Jake Lamb hit for Zack Godley
    • J. Lamb: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
    • D. Leyba: Strike looking, Foul, Leyba doubled to right center, Jones scored, Ahmed to third
    • T. Locastro: Locastro reached on an infield single to shortstop, Ahmed scored, Leyba to third
    • Carlos Martinez relieved John Brebbia
    • K. Marte: Ball, Locastro to second, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Marte walked
    • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Foul, Escobar flied out to center
    • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Dominic Leone pitching
    • D. Leyba: Strike swinging, Leyba singled to right center
    • T. Locastro: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Locastro reached on fielder's choice to second, Leyba out at second
    • K. Marte: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Marte walked, Locastro to second
    • E. Escobar: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
    • C. Walker: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Goldschmidt grounded out to second
    • T. O'Neill: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, O'Neill struck out swinging
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Fowler singled to deep right
    • K. Wong: Wong grounded out to first
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • A. Avila: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Avila struck out swinging
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ahmed lined out to center
    • I. Vargas: Ball, Vargas grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Andrew Chafin relieved Zack Greinke
    • Tommy Edman hit for Adam Wainwright
    • T. Edman: Strike looking, Foul, Edman grounded out to third
    • M. Carpenter: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Carpenter flied out to left
    • Zack Godley pitching
    • Domingo Leyba at second base
    • Y. Munoz: Strike looking, Munoz grounded out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • T. Locastro: Strike looking, Locastro singled to center
    • K. Marte: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Marte walked, Locastro to second
    • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
    • C. Walker: Walker flied out to deep center, Locastro to third
    • A. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Jones popped out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • K. Wong: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Wong grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Knizner: Foul, Knizner grounded out to shortstop
    • H. Bader: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bader struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ahmed reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • I. Vargas: Ball, Vargas reached on fielder's choice to second, Ahmed out at second
    • Z. Greinke: Ball, Ball, Foul, Greinke grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Vargas out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • P. Goldschmidt: Goldschmidt flied out to left
    • T. O'Neill: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, O'Neill struck out looking
    • D. Fowler: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Fowler struck out looking
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Escobar grounded out to second
    • C. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Walker flied out to center
    • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Jones singled to center
    • A. Avila: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Avila struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • H. Bader: Foul, Bader doubled to deep right center
    • A. Wainwright: Wainwright hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Bader to third
    • M. Carpenter: Carpenter hit sacrifice fly to center, Bader scored
    • Y. Munoz: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Munoz flied out to deep left
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ball, Ahmed singled to center
    • I. Vargas: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Vargas grounded out to first, Ahmed to second
    • Z. Greinke: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Greinke grounded out to second, Ahmed to third
    • T. Locastro: Ball, Locastro hit by pitch
    • K. Marte: Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Foul, Marte flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • A. Wainwright: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wainwright walked
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Carpenter lined out to shortstop, Wainwright to third on shortstop Ahmed throwing error
    • Y. Munoz: Munoz singled to shallow right center, Wainwright scored
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Goldschmidt homered to left, Munoz scored
    • T. O'Neill: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, O'Neill struck out swinging
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Strike looking, Fowler singled to right center
    • K. Wong: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Wong singled to center, Fowler to third
    • A. Knizner: Foul, Knizner grounded out to second
    • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • C. Walker: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Walker grounded out to first
    • A. Jones: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
    • A. Avila: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Avila struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • K. Wong: Wong singled to left
    • A. Knizner: Strike looking, Foul, Wong caught stealing second, pitcher to first to shortstop, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Knizner struck out swinging
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Strike looking, Bader lined out to right
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Wainwright Pitching:
    • T. Locastro: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Locastro struck out looking
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Marte grounded out to pitcher
    • E. Escobar: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Escobar struck out looking
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Greinke Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Foul, Foul, Ball, Carpenter grounded out to shortstop
    • Y. Munoz: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Munoz grounded out to third
    • P. Goldschmidt: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Goldschmidt singled to left
    • T. O'Neill: Ball, Strike swinging, O'Neill doubled to deep left, Goldschmidt scored
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Fowler struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)