Adam Wainwright pitched into the sixth inning for his first win and hit a three-run triple in St. Louis’ fifth straight offensive outburst, lifting the Cardinals to an 11-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.
St. Louis scored 18 combined runs in two games to close out a sweep over San Diego and had 15 in splitting the first two against Arizona.
The Cardinals kept bashing, knocking around Patrick Corbin (1-3) and finishing with 14 hits, four by Stephen Piscotty.
Aledmys Diaz homered, scored three runs and had two RBIs for the Cardinals, who have won four of five. Piscotty, Matt Carpenter and Matt Holiday also drove in two runs each.
Wainwright (1-3) gave up homers to Brandon Drury and Paul Goldschmidt but ended his worst start since 2012 behind the Cardinals’ big run support.
The Chicago Cubs Wednesday game was postponed due to the weather. Jake Arrieta’s first start since his no-hitter against Cincinnati last
week was pushed back when the Chicago Cubs’ game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night was postponed because of rain. A makeup date was not announced.
The postponement came with the Cubs leading the majors with a 15-5 record – their best 20-game start since 1907 – and Arrieta producing one of the best stretches baseball has ever seen.