Cardinals Hang On to Win in New York
NEW YORK (AP) - Adam Wainwright became the major leagues' first 10-game winner by pitching seven scoreless innings and sent Matt Harvey to his first loss of the season, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the New York Mets 2-1 Thursday in a classic pitching match up.
Wainwright (10-3) retired his first 11 batters before David Wright's single, and allowed four hits with six strikeouts and two walks. Wainwright matched his career best by winning his fifth straight start, dropped his ERA to 2.18 and got his 1,000th career strikeout when Wright was called out on a first-inning curveball.
The Cardinals scored their first run in the third inning off a Matt Carpenter triple in the gap in right-center field, which scored shortstop Pete Kozma. The Cardinals added a much needed insurance run in the eighth on an Allen Craig single into right field. Carlos Beltran came across the plate to score the run.
Edward Mujica gave up the Mets' only run in the ninth inning on a solo home-run by the Mets' Marlon Byrd, but kept the Mets off the board for the rest of the inning to record his 19th save of the season.