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DeJong, Grichuk Lead Streaking Cardinals Past Braves

August 12th, 2017 at 1:19 AM
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By JOE HARRIS, Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) รข?? Adam Wainwright didn’t have his best stuff, but the red-hot St. Louis Cardinals offense provided more than enough backup Friday night.

Paul DeJong had two doubles with three RBIs and Randal Grichuk tripled and drove in two as the surging Cardinals held off the Atlanta Braves 8-5 to win their season-high seventh straight game.

The Cardinals have scored eight or more runs in six straight games, the longest such streak since 2011.

“Really seen a lot of big hits and that’s what it’s been coming down to,” DeJong said. “We’re getting those two-run doubles, three-run bombs, grand slams, you name it and that really helps our offense.”

Wainwright (12-5), who felt something on the outside of his arm during pregame warm-ups, went five innings and retired the final eight batters he saw with pitches mainly in the 70′s and 60′s. He said he pitched through something similar in 2014 and earlier this season.

“I get a little inflamed area in my joint and it’s just from being a pitcher for a long time,” Wainwright said. “Sometimes you’ve got to make it work.”

After pitching out of a no-out, bases loaded jam in the third inning, Wainwright helped himself get out of the jam with just one run scored by finishing a 3-6-1 double play, the third double play turned by the Cardinals in the first …

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