ST. LOUIS (AP) - Adam Wainwright allowed three hits over eight
innings to help the St. Louis Cardinals spoil Wandy Rodriguez'
first start in more than a month in a 6-1 victory over the Houston
Yadier Molina had two hits and two RBIs and Cesar Izturis added
a two-run triple for the Cardinals, who are 7-3 in their last 10
games against the Astros.
Wainwright (5-2) matched his career high with eight strikeouts
and issued one walk Wednesday night. He is 4-0 with a 2.42 ERA in
six starts at home and 4-0 with a 2.18 ERA against the Astros, the
only NL Central team that has never beaten him.
Rodriguez (1-1) made his first start since going on the 15-day
disabled list on April 20 with a strained left groin and labored
over 4 2-3 innings, allowing six runs, three earned, and six hits
and walked four.