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Wainwright 12 Game Winner

July 10th, 2013 - By Charles Choate

Adam Wainwright

Adam Wainwright

Adam Wainwright picked up his 12th win of the season, as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Houston Astros 9-5 last night at Busch Stadium.

The Redbird win was their 4th in a row and gave them a 1.5 game lead over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Central Division.

St. Louis went on top 2-0 in the 1st inning, when for the second game in a row, Matt Holliday took a ball out of the park.

In the 4th inning, Matt Carpenter drove in two more runs for the Cardinals, extending the lead to 5-0.

Allen Craig finished off the scoring for St. Louis in the 8th inning, putting the Cardinals on top 9-1.

With the win, Wainwright raised his record to (12-5), with five hits allowed in seven innings of work.

Matt Carpenter, Allen Craig and David Freese each had three hits in the game, with Carpenter collecting three RBI’s.

The Redbirds will send rookie Shelby Miller to the mound tonight against the Astros, with broadcast time on 1049 KYTN set to start at 6:20.