St. Louis ends 3-game losing streak with victory over Colorado

4 years 1 month 1 day ago Friday, September 12 2014 Sep 12, 2014 Friday, September 12, 2014 10:14:00 PM CDT September 12, 2014 in Baseball
Source: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Adam Wainwright won his 18th game to tie for the major league lead, Matt Holliday hit a long three-run homer in the first inning and the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Colorado Rockies 5-1 Friday night to stop a three-game losing streak.

Wainwright (18-9) allowed one run and six hits in eight innings with eight strikeouts and no walks. He retired his final 16 batters, improving to 7-1 against Colorado.

Clayton Kershaw and Johnny Cueto are the other 18-game winners.

Holliday ended a nine-game RBI drought and homered for the first time this month, sending a 467-drive off Jorge De La Rosa (13-11) into Big Mac Land beyond left field. It was the second-longest homer at 9-year-old Busch Stadium behind Holliday's 469-foot drive against the Chicago Cubs' Ryan Dempster on July 20, 2012.

The NL Central-leading Cardinals stayed 2½ games ahead of second-place Pittsburgh.

De La Rosa allowed four runs - three earned - and four hits in six innings. Colorado has scored just three runs during a four-game losing streak.

 

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