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St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - A near-flawless Adam Wainwright and lethal 
two-out  hitting powered the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-0 win over the Arizona 
Diamondbacks in the opener of a three-game series at Busch Stadium. 

Wainwright  (7-2) tossed  the first one-hitter of his career, registering nine 
strikeouts  and  facing only  one batter over  the minimum. Paul Goldschmidt's 
two-out double in the fourth inning was the right-hander's lone blemish. 

"That   was  fun   to  watch,"  said Cardinals  manager  Mike  Matheny  about 
Wainwright's  performance.  "He had a great  feel for everything that he threw 
today." 

Matt  Adams and Jhonny  Peralta each homered for St. Louis, which has won five 
of  its last  six games and scored  all its runs with two outs against Arizona 
starter Bronson Arroyo (4-3). 

"Well maybe (Arroyo) wasn't quite as sharp with the movement on his pitches or 
the  location  of his pitches, but  you've got the Cardinals some credit, too. 
They  played  a good  game tonight  behind a very  good pitcher," said Arizona 
manager Kirk Gibson. 

The Diamondbacks were seeking a season high-tying third straight victory. 

Arroyo  had been  on quite  a roll,  going 3-0  with a  0.91 ERA  in his  four 
previous outings. He found the third out to be elusive at times on Tuesday. 

Adams  followed Matt  Holliday's two-out single in the first with a drive over 
the wall in right-center field. 

The Cardinals extended their lead by scoring in three consecutive innings from 
the  fourth.  Peralta sandwiched  Holliday's run-producing  single with an RBI 
double and solo homer to left-center field. 

                                   Game Notes 

Wainwright  registered the eighth shutout and 18th complete game of his career 
...  Arroyo,  pitching in his 400th  career game, allowed nine hits and struck 
out  six over  seven  innings ...  Before the  game,  the Cardinals  activated 
reliever  Jason Motte from the 15-day disabled list. Motte was recovering from 
Tommy  John surgery performed last May ... Home plate umpire Brian O'Nora left 
the  game due to  illness prior to the start of the fourth inning. Second-base 
umpire Marvin Hudson moved behind the plate. 

 
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