APR 12, 2014 11:41p ET
ST. LOUIS (AP) Matt Adams homered, Matt Carpenter drove in two runs and Adam Wainwright saved a tired bullpen by lasting seven innings for the St. Louis Cardinals in their 10-4 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
It was hardly a vintage performance by Wainwright (2-1), who struck out eight and helped his own cause with an RBI single. He gave up Junior Lake's homer on his first pitch and allowed six more hits after that. The four runs were twice as many as Wainwright yielded in his first two starts.
St. Louis did most of its damage off starter Carlos Villanueva (1-3), who allowed nine runs and 10 hits in three innings.
Lucroy singled to right off reliever Mark Melancon (0-1) to drive in Ryan Braun, who slid in ahead of the throw to the plate. Jim Henderson (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning and Francisco Rodriguez got his fourth save in four attempts.
Washington third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is expected to miss four to six weeks after breaking his right thumb when he was picked off second base in the fifth inning. Before the game, the Nationals placed outfielder Denard Span on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion.
After winning two of three at Washington in the opening week, the Braves have won the first two games of a home series against their NL East rivals.
Alex Wood (2-1) allowed one run and six hits in five innings. Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his fifth save.
Washington starter Taylor Jordan (0-1) allowed five runs and 10 hits in five innings. Anthony Rendon homered leading off the game.
Rollins drove a 2-2 pitch from Dan Jennings (0-1) into the seats in left. It was the 201st career homer for Rollins, and the second game-ender of his career. The first came June 23, 2010, against Cleveland.
B.J. Rosenberg (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the win.
Stanton finished with three hits and three RBIs. His first homer, measured at 470 feet, cleared the seats in left-center and landed on Ashburn Alley - a popular outfield concessions spot.
Troy Tulowitzki had a sacrifice fly in the third, and Kahnle (2-0) allowed one baserunner in two innings. Matt Belisle, Adam Ottavino, Rex Brothers and LaTroy Hawkins pitched an inning apiece to complete the three-hitter, with Hawkins earning his second save.
Rockies relievers extended their scoreless streak to 9 2-3 innings in the series.
Anderson left with a bruised left index finger after allowing a hit in three innings. It was the Rockies' third win in their last 17 games at San Francisco's waterfront ballpark.
Cain (0-2) allowed four hits over seven innings with eight strikeouts and three walks. He is winless in his last seven starts at home.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Alex Cobb went seven innings to extend Tampa Bay's run of solid starting pitching, and James Loney homered against slumping Cincinnati.
The Rays came into the interleague series with a 1-8 mark against Cincinnati. They've taken the first two games with shutdown pitching and just enough offense.
Cobb (1-1) pitched seven shutout innings against Texas on Sunday but got a no-decision. He kept the scoreless streak going Saturday, limiting Cincinnati's struggling lineup to four hits without walking a batter.
Grant Balfour got three outs for his fourth save, finishing the four-hitter.
Loney led off the second inning with his first homer against Alfredo Simon (1-1), who matched his career high with eight innings and allowed only five hits.
Cincinnati stranded a pair at third base and had runners thrown out at third and home. The Reds have lost all four of their series this season, falling to 3-8 for the first time since 1995, when they won the NL Central.