Wainwright keys Cardinals past Dodgers 8-2
Win ended Dodgers five game winning streak
ST. LOUIS — Adam Wainwright’s first two RBIs of the season helped knock out Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in the sixth inning in a game that began in 103-degree heat as the St. Louis Cardinals ended Los Angeles’ five-game winning streak with an 8-2 victory on Tuesday night.
Wainwright (8-10) allowed two runs and seven hits with seven strikeouts in 7 1-3 innings. Wainwright was batting .079 (3-for-38) with three singles and 17 strikeouts coming in.
Wainwright doubled to left-center with two outs in the fifth for St. Louis’ first run, then scored the tying run on Rafael Furcal’s single. After Daniel Descalso was intentionally walked to load the bases in the sixth, Wainwright walked on five pitches to give the Cardinals a two-run lead in a six-run sixth that put them up 8-2.
Kershaw (7-6) gave up eight runs and seven hits in 5 2-3 innings, the second-most runs ever allowed by the 2011 NL Cy Young winner.