Wainwright pitches strong 6 innings, Cards beat Pirates 9-1

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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, July 25, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt homered, Adam Wainwright pitched six solid innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1 on Saturday.

Wainwright pitched out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the second, giving up just one run. He retired 14 of the final 15 batters he faced as the Cardinals beat the Pirates for the 12th time in their last 13 games.

The Pirates managed just three hits. Josh Bell had a single and scored Pittsburgh’s lone run.

St. Louis Cardinals’ Harrison Bader (48) and Kolten Wong (16) are congratulated by teammate Matt Carpenter, right, after scoring on a two-run single by Paul DeJong during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, July 25, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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