Cardinals hit 5 home runs in 10-3 win over Phillies
St. Louis Cardinals' Kolten Wong and Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz watch Wongs home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 2, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)
ST. LOUIS (AP) Adam Wainwright pitched six innings and hit a three-run home run – the first of five for St. Louis – as the Cardinals snapped a four-game losing streak with a 10-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night.
Matt Adams, rookie Aledmys Diaz and Randal Grichuk added solo homers and Kolten Wong hit a two-run homer to help St. Louis overcome a 3-0 deficit and avoid its first five-game slide since losing seven straight from July 26-31, 2013.
Wainwright, who has struggled since missing most of last season with an Achilles tendon injury, has won two straight. Wainwright (2-3) was the last Cardinals pitcher to get a win after yielding four runs over 5 1/3 innings in an 11-4 rout at Arizona on April 27.
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In this victory, Wainwright pitched six innings, allowing three runs and five hits. He improved to 6-2 in 11 career starts against the Phillies.