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The struggles for Adam Wainwright continue as the club's ace pitcher lasted just five innings in a 10-6 loss to the Mets on Thursday night at Busch Stadium. Wainwright was the victim of shoddy defense. Of the seven runs Wainwright allowed, only two were earned runs. A costly non call at third base in the fifth inning opened up a four run frame for the Mets. On the play, Wainwright appeared to tag the Mets Yoenis Cespedes. Replays even showed Cespedes sliding into and knocking off Wainwright's glove. But even after a replay review, umpires still called Cespedes safe. A run scoring error and the three run homer by the Mets Alejandro De Aza gave New York a 7-0 lead.
The Cardinals did mount a rally clubbing four more home runs, including two by Brandon Moss, who now has 25 on the season. Jedd Gyorko (21) and Stephen Piscotty (20) homered in the ninth inning, but it wasn't enough as the Cardinals lost 10-6. The Redbirds had another chance to get a season high 10 games over the .500 mark, but the loss knocked them back to 67-59 on the season. Wainwright was saddled with the loss, dropping his season record to 9-8.