Adam Wainwright threw a three-hit complete game shutout to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-0 win over Miami Marlins on Saturday night at Busch Stadium. Wainwright and his battery mate, Yadier Molina combined on the pitching gem in front of their 2006 Cardinals teammates as the franchise honored the championship team of ten years ago. Wainwright (9-5) struck out five with two walks and didn’t allow a hit until the Marlins Adeiny Hechavarria doubled to open the sixth. The team’s longtime ace received a standing ovation from his 2006 teammates after collecting the final out of the game. Wainwright is 3-0 in three starts this month, allowing one run in 22 innings. The shutout was the 10th of his career and first since Sept. 17, 2014, against the Brewers.
The Cardinals opened up a tight game with a four run third inning. RBI doubles by Stephen Piscotty and Randal Grichuk gave the Cards a 3-0 lead. Matt Adams single brought home Grichuk completing the four run frame. Jhonny Peralta homered in the fifth inning to make it 5-0.
In the post game interview, Wainwright did see his 2006 teammates on their feet at the end of the game.