The St. Louis Cardinals, despite shaky pitching all weekend, earned a series win over the San Diego Padres with a 3-2 win Sunday afternoon.
Adam Wainwright turned in the most superb performance of the series, striking out seven and allowing just two runs in eight innings for his 13th win.
St. Louis scored all its runs in the third on an RBI-single by Allen Craig and a two-run double by David Freese. The inning and rally unfortunately halted there as Freese was thrown out trying to extend his double to third.
The outburst stood tall, despite some shakiness in the ninth. Edward Mujica allowed two men to reach on a single and a ground-rule double, but retired Jedd Gyorko flew out to end the game.
St. Louis moves to two games ahead of the Pittsburgh Pirates in first place in the NL Central. The Cards continue their six-game homestand with three games against the Philadelphia Phillies beginning Tuesday on KTGR.