Three takeaways from the Cardinals' series win in Baltimore

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Richie Palacios' power surge

When Nolan Gorman got hurt, it appeared that the Cardinals were in some trouble.

However, they turned to a viable weapon off the bench to take Gorman's place in Richie Palacios. With the Cardinals up 2-0 in the fourth, Palacios hit a missile to right field that got out of Camden Yards in a hurry. He poked another one out of the yard in the seventh as the Cardinals held on for a 5-2 win, which helped give Adam Wainwright win No. 199.

A home run from Palacios was the Cardinals' lone tally on Wednesday, but it was all they would need as they held on to pull away with a series win. Palacios drew the start at second base with Gorman out.