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Wainwright Throws One-Hitter, Cards Shut out D’Backs 5-0

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Adam Wainwright was near perfect on Tuesday night, leading the Cardinals to a 5-0 shutout win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Wainwright retired the first 11 batters he faced, then allowed a ringing double off the center field wall to Arizona’s Paul Goldschmidt. After that hit, Wainwright retired 16 more D’Backs to end the game with just one hit allowed, no walks, while striking out nine.

Offensively, the Cards hit their first home runs since May 9th. Matt Adams hit a two run homer in the bottom of the first inning to give the Redbirds a quick 2-0 lead. Jhonny Peralta hit his 9th home run of the season in the sixth inning to close out the scoring at 5-0. Peralta also added an RBI double, while Matt Holliday drove in a run with a fifth inning single to make it a 4-0 game.

Wainwright’s gem raises his season record to 7-2. The Cardinals season record now stands at 24-21, just two and a half games behind first place Milwaukee in the NL Central.