ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched seven innings, Kolten Wong had a two-run triple and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 on Saturday.
The Cardinals turned four double plays, including the fourth, fifth and sixth. Jonathan Broxton got three outs and Seung Hwan Oh, a longtime closer in Japan and Korea, finished the seven-hitter for his first career save.
St. Louis improved to 6-2 against Milwaukee and goes for a three-game series sweep on Sunday.
Milwaukee is 13-25 on the road and has lost 27 of the last 40 against the Cardinals.
Wong made his first start at second base since June 4, replacing Matt Carpenter after the two-time All-Star took the day off to attend to a death in the family. Wong had been playing the outfield since being recalled from the minors.
Wong’s drive eluded right fielder Ramon Flores’ bid for a diving catch in the third. Greg Garcia followed with a bunt hit on the squeeze on Jimmy Nelson (5-7).
The Brewers had a hit every inning against Wainwright (7-5), but had two runners just once in the fifth. Wainwright lowered his ERA to 4.79, shaking off a rough outing in which he surrendered six runs in five innings at Kansas City.
Wainwright made his first appearance against Milwaukee since April 25, 2015, when he ruptured his left Achilles.
Nelson allowed two earned runs in six innings. He is 0-6 in seven games, all but one of them starts, against the Cardinals.
The start was delayed 92 minutes by rain.
Cardinals center fielder Tommy Pham made a nice catch on Chris Carter’s drive to the warning track in the sixth.
Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina got a standing ovation for his 1,500th hit, a single in the fourth. Wainwright has 128 career victories, tied for seventh on the franchise list with Harry Brecheen (1940-52).
Cardinals: RF Stephen Piscotty (left ankle) returned after missing two games.
Brewers: Chase Anderson (4-8, 5.45 ERA) gets the ball in the series finale on Sunday. He gave up five earned runs in four innings his last time out.
Cardinals: Michael Wacha (4-7, 4.42 ERA) has won two straight starts and is 3-0 with a 4.42 ERA for his career against Milwaukee. This year, he is just 1-4 with a 4.82 ERA at home.