Cards' Wainwright has HR, 4 RBIs in first win of season

Cards' Wainwright has HR, 4 RBIs in first win of season

Cards' Wainwright has HR, 4 RBIs in first win of season

Cubs veteran pitcher John Lackey suffered a loss in his last start against the Brewers going six inning giving up seven hits, and four runs on the evening.

But Wainwright erased the deficit with a one-out, two-run home run in the third inning. He was replaced by Stephen Piscotty.

St. Louis tacked on three runs in the fourth on an RBI double by Randal Grichuk and a bases-loaded single by Wainwright that plated a pair. Outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis was designated for assignment.

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Wainwright's hitting turned out to be the difference. "For me, (Nieuwenhuis) was a great member of this team as far as how he went about his business and how he treated everybody". With Carlos Martinez set to face Zach Davies in the pitching matchup, the over/under now sits at 8 runs.

The Brewers may have a bullpen that has already failed them multiple times this year, but the Milwaukee offense has shown some serious punch. It is too early to hit the panic button the young ace, but control issues, an ERA near 5.00, and a 1.50 WHIP are not what you want to see to start the season. The home run was Wainwright's ninth of his career.

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PHILLIES 4, BRAVES 3 Jeremy Hellickson pitched 7 strong innings and Cesar Hernandez had 3 hits and scored 2 runs to lead host Philadelphia to a victory over Atlanta. He walked only one, but failed to record a strikeout. The Reds will send Tim Adleman (0-0, 2.35 ERA) to the mound and will be opposed by Cubs lefty Jon Lester (0-0, 1.00). Bundy (3-1) struck out 3, walked 1 and allowed 6 hits in 7-plus innings. Garza began the season on the disabled list with a strained groin.

In three games this season, Davies owns an 8.79 ERA to go along with a 2.46 WHIP over 14 1/3 innings of work.

Milwaukee added a run in the fourth on Orlando Arcia's run-scoring double, and Braun hit his sixth home run of the season in the eighth, making it a 6-3 game and extending the Brewers' streak of games with a home run to 13.

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