ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright turned back the clock with a complete game on his 39th birthday as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2 Sunday.
The oldest active player in the majors, Wainwright threw a four-hitter for his 23rd career complete game and first in four years.
The Cardinals snapped a four-game skid in which they scored six total runs.
Dexter Fowler homered and had three RBIs for St. Louis, which stopped Cleveland’s four-game winning streak.
The Indians had won nine in a row on the road.
Wainwright settled in after allowing a two-run homer to Tyler Naquin in the second inning.
The right-hander struck out nine and walked two.