Adam Wainwright maintained his dominance over the Rockies by accepting three hits in seven innings, Tommy Pham fired a two-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Colorado 3-0 on Saturday.
Wainwright (5-3) struck out six opponents, retired the last 10 batters he faced and increased to 10-1 with a 1.56 ERA in his record against Colorado.
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Puerto Rican Yadier Molina extended his streak of hits to 16 games with a single producer in the third inning. In the fifth episode, Pham rocked his home run that went into the stands between left and center laps after a slug of Rockies left-hander Kyle Freeland (5-3).
The Cardinals survived a scare in the eighth inning. Trevor Rosenthal overcame a predicament of full bases by getting Carlos Gonzalez to a ground-based finish that ended in Oct.
Seung Hwan Oh worked the ninth episode and achieved his 11th save in 13 chances.
For the Cardinals, the Puerto Rican Yadier Molina of 5-1, produced. Jhonny Peralta of 4-1. The Cuban Aledmys Diaz 4-2.
For the Rockies, the Venezuelans Carlos González of 4-0 and Gerardo Parra of 1-0.