May 20, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) delivers a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Busch Stadium. Image Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Cardinals win 5-0, Adam Wainwright pitches 1-hitter


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.

Matt Carpenter and Jon Jay both had one hit a piece but neither scored or drove in a runner.

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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