Wednesday April 29, 2009
ATLANTA (AP) -- Adam Wainwright overcame five walks and drove in a run in the Cardinals' four-run fifth inning, and St. Louis beat the weak-hitting Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Wednesday night.
The Cardinals won two of three in the series against the Braves, who have scored three runs or fewer in 11 of 15 games after scoring at least four runs in each of their first six games.
Wainwright (3-0), the Brunswick, Ga., native who began his career with the Braves, allowed seven hits and three runs -- two earned -- with five walks and two strikeouts in six innings. He gave up three runs in the first three innings, but the Braves couldn't hold a 3-1 lead.
The Cardinals are off to their best start since 2006, when they also were 15-7.
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