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|Cardinals Rout Pirates Behind Wainwright
|PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Yadier Molina drove in three runs and the St. Louis Cardinals twice batted around during big innings, beating Pittsburgh 11-4 on Sunday for the Pirates' 12th loss of six runs or more in 31 games.
Adam Wainwright (5-1) gave up two runs and five hits over six innings, the 25th time in 26 starts dating to last season he's lasted at least six and permitted three runs or fewer. He is 16-5 in his last 26 starts.
With Wainwright on the mound, the Cardinals didn't need nearly as much offense as they got against the Pirates, one of the majors' most perplexing clubs. The Pirates are 10-2 in games decided by two runs or fewer, normally, a sign of a winning club, but they have been blown out in more than one-third of their games.
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