Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Adam Wainwright pitched seven strong innings
as the St. Louis Cardinals grabbed a 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs in the
finale of a three-game set.
Wainwright (13-5) gave up five hits and three walks while striking out three
for the Cardinals, who took the final two of this series. Matt Holliday's solo
home run in the first proved to be the only run in the game.
"They hit some balls hard but the guys played some great defense," said
Wainwright. "I was able to make some pitches when I needed to and I had a
good, wide target behind the plate."
Kyle Hendricks (1-1) allowed the one run on seven hits with two strikeouts
over 6 1/3 innings for the Cubs, who have lost four of their last five games.
"The big picture is that I think the way we're competing and holding our own
on a daily basis shows the mentality of these young men is in the right
place," said Chicago manager Rick Renteria.
Holliday's home run came with two outs in the opening frame, as he ripped a
2-1 fastball over the center field wall for his 10th of the season.
Wainwright gave up a leadoff double to Welington Castillo in the third, but
set down the next three batters to keep the Cubs off the board.
The Cubs had men at the corners in the fifth, but Hendricks struck out and
Wainwright benefited from a double play in the sixth to keep the game
Wainwright stranded another pair of runners in the second, while Kevin
Siegrist pitched a 1-2-3 eighth.
Trevor Rosenthal pitched around a two-out single in the ninth to earn his 32nd
save of the season.
St. Louis starts a three-game series in San Diego on Tuesday ... Chicago hosts
Colorado for four games starting on Monday ... St. Louis has won seven of the
12 games against Chicago this season ... Chicago stranded seven while St.
Louis left five on base.