Staff ace Adam Wainwright pitched 8 innings as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Kansas City Royals 6-3 on the road.
Wainwright gave the Cardinals yet another quality start. He moved to 7-3 this season with a 2.48 ERA. This is the eighth start that the pitcher has gone 7 innings or more. In 8 innings today, he allowed 12 hits, 3 runs, no walks, and struck out 5 batters.
Edward Mujica pitched the ninth inning for his 15th save of the season. He allowed 1 hit and struck out 1 batter.
The Royals spotted two runs in the bottom of the third, including one on a wild pitch from Wainwright. At this point, the Cardinals had a 4-3 lead.
In the fourth inning, Molina hit a sac fly to center and Pete Kozma scored.
The offense wasn’t finished in the sixth inning as Carpenter doubled and knocked in Descalso for a 6-3 lead yet.