Adam Wainwright pitched the first 1-hitter of his career as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 5-0 victory in the series opener.
Paul Goldschmidt was the only Diamonbacks player who prevented Adam Wainwright from pitching a no-hitter and a perfect game. Goldschmidt’s hit came during the fourth inning when he doubled on a fly ball to center field.
Wainwright pitched to 28 batters, just one above the minimum. With the 1-hit complete game shutout, Wainwright now posts 7-2 record and a 1.85 ERA. With nine strikeouts tonight, Wainwright now has 65 Ks this season. Because of Wainwright’s sharp pitching tonight, the game only lasted 2 hours, 20 minutes.
The Cardinals saw hits from everyone except for Allen Craig and Wainwright. Matt Holliday, Jhonny Peralta, and Yadier Molina all had two hits a piece for the Cards. Molina and Peralta both have ten doubles this season.
The Cardinals got on board in the first inning when Matt Adams homered to center, driving in Holliday.
Peralta gave the Cards a 3-0 lead when he doubled in the fourth, driving in Molina.
A single from Holliday in the fifth inning made it 4-0 when Kolten Wong scored.
The final run came in the sixth inning when Peralta hit a solo shot to left-center.
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