Adam Wainwright pitched two outs short of a complete game and the St. Louis Cardinals took their second game over the Washington Nationals, 2-0, Tuesday night.
The Cardinals scored both of their runs in the second inning behind an RBI-double from Allen Craig and a run-scoring single from Carlos Beltran.
Wainwright struck out nine through eight and one-third innings, scattering five hits with one walk. Edward Mujica came on with a runner on base in the ninth to record the final two outs and earn his third save.
The Redbirds go for the sweep Wednesday with Jaime Garcia facing Steven Strasburg with coverage starting at 11:10 on the Zimmer Sports Network.