Michael Wacha escaped a troublesome first inning and the Cardinals scored five unearned runs in the fifth inning to beat the New York Mets, 9-2, Tuesday night.
After RBI-groundouts by Michael Wacha and Yadier Molina, a David Wright misplay opened the door for a three-run home run by Allen Craig to cap a fifth-inning rally. Wacha escaped a two-run first and stranded the bases loaded, settling down to get through five innings and earn his first Major League win.
The Cards got a pair of insurance runs in the seventh and Shane Robinson poured it on with a solo home run in the eighth. The win was number 23 on the road for the Cardinals, the best Major League baseball. St. Louis also improved on an ugly stat, just their sixth win in 17 tries at Citi Field in New York.
The Redbirds will send Shelby Miller to the hill in the middle game of the series against New York’s Dillon Gee. You can hear the pregame show on KTGR beginning at 5:15 PM.