MLB RECAPS

MLB Recaps: Wainwright does it all in Cardinals’ win

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June 01, 2017 at 3:34 pm.

Jun 1, 2017; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) hits a two run home run off of Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy (not pictured) during the second inning at Busch Stadium. Photo Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 1, 2017; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) hits a two run home run off of Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy (not pictured) during the second inning at Busch Stadium. Photo Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

ST. LOUIS — The pitcher was his own best hitter as Adam Wainwright threw and batted the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers for a split of their four-game series.

On the mound, Wainwright (6-3) won his sixth consecutive decision. He fired six scoreless innings, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out six in a 101-pitch outing.

In his last four outings, all wins, Wainwright has permitted just one run over 26 1/3 innings.

Offensively, Wainwright supplied the only runs required. With two outs and one on in the bottom of the second inning, Brandon McCarthy hung a curve over the plate’s heart. Wainwright lashed the meaty gift 410 feet to left-center for his second homer of the year and 10th of his career.

Seung Hwan Oh pitched the ninth for his 13th save in 15 opportunities.

Indians 8, Athletics 0

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber came off the disabled list to pitch six scoreless innings and the Cleveland benefited from three errors by Oakland A’s that led to five unearned runs.

Kluber (4-2), making his first start since May 2, gave up two hits and struck out 10. Indians pitchers fanned 59 in the four-game series.

A’s starter Jharel Cotton (3-6), pitched 5 2/3 innings, giving up five runs, but only one earned. He allowed four hits, struck out four and walked four.

Oakland’s three errors bring its season total to 56, which is 14 more than any other team in the majors.

Brewers 2, Mets 1

NEW YORK — Chase Anderson threw seven scoreless innings for the second straight start as Milwaukee edged New York.

The Brewers earned a split of the four-game series by winning the final two games over the Mets (23-29).

Anderson (4-1), who carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning in his previous start Saturday, allowed just three hits and one walk while striking out seven. He retired 15 of the final 16 batters he faced.

Wilmer Flores homered in the eight for the Mets’ only run. Hernan Perez had three hits and an RBI for the Brewers, who also received two hits and an RBI from Nick Franklin.