8 standouts from Cardinals sweep of Cubs

Miranda Remaklus
ST LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 04: Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a go-ahead, two-run home run, his 695th career home run, against the Chicago Cubs in the eighth inning at Busch Stadium on September 4, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 04: Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a go-ahead, two-run home run, his 695th career home run, against the Chicago Cubs in the eighth inning at Busch Stadium on September 4, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) /
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Adam Wainwright of the St Louis Cardinals throws a pitch.
Starter Adam Wainwright #50 of the St. Louis Cardinals delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium on September 3, 2022 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Kane/Getty Images) /

Pitchers who stood out for the Cardinals

Jordan Montgomery

Now 8-3 on the season, Montgomery pitched six innings for the Cardinals Friday. He gave up seven hits and walked two. He struck out four batters while inducing 10 swings and misses. Jordan Hicks had a great outing, pitching the seventh inning. He earned his sixth home of the season while striking out three batters while inducing three swings and misses.

Chris Stratton pitched two innings, striking out two batters.

Adam Wainwright

Wainwright and Yadier Molina had their 323rd start together, inching closer to breaking the record of 324 starts set by Detroit Tigers’ battery Mickey Lolich and Bill Freehan. Wainwright earned his 10th victory, going five innings, giving up nine hits, two walks, and four earned runs. He struck out two batters while inducing five swings and misses.

Four pitchers pitched masterfully in relief of Wainwright so he could get that win. Andre Pallante pitched an inning, giving up a hit. Jake Woodford pitched an inning, striking out one. Jojo Romero pitched an inning, walking one. Giovanny Gallegos pitched an inning, striking out one.

It was positive to see the relievers do an excellent job in relief, keeping the Cardinals in it to win it.

Miles Mikolas

Mikolas looked sharp in his eight innings of work Sunday, earning his 11th win of the season. He only gave up two hits and one walk while striking out three batters and inducing eight swings and misses.  Mikolas needed this confidence-building outing as the Cardinals head into the season’s final weeks.

After pitching the ninth inning, Ryan Helsley earned his 13th save. He walked one and struck out one while inducing three swings and misses.

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