Adam Wainwright batters and blanks Dodgers

first_imgST. LOUIS — Adam Wainwright hit a two-run home run and pitched six scoreless innings as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Dodgers 2-0 Thursday afternoon.Wainwright and Wednesday’s starter, Carlos Martinez, combined to hold the Dodgers to one run in 14 innings over the final two games of the four-game series at Busch Stadium. The Dodgers had averaged 6.5 runs per game during a six-game winning streak before the back-to-back losses.Right-hander Brandon McCarthy started for the Dodgers and went only four innings. He hung a curveball to Wainwright with two outs in the second inning for the only runs of the game. It was Wainwright’s 10th career home run, third among active pitchers behind Madison Bumgarner and Yovani Gallardo.The Dodgers had opportunities to even the score against Wainwright but went 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position during his six innings. They stranded runners at the corners in the second and fourth innings, at second and third in the fifth. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Cardinals relievers walked the first batter in the seventh and eighth innings. The Dodgers negating both potential scoring opportunities by bouncing into double plays.Adrian Gonzalez led off the ninth and was called out by home plate umpire Marty Foster on a strike three clearly outside. Foster ejected Gonzalez later in the inning when Gonzalez continued complaining from the dugout. Chase Utley singled with one out in the midst of that but was stranded.last_img

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