Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 5/22/13
Adam Wainwright got a nice, loud ovation from the large contingent of St. Louis Cardinals fans behind the third-base dugout as he walked off the mound with an eight-run lead with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning. It was his first victory at Petco Park, yet it almost had the feel of being at home. ''That was an awesome, awesome Cardinal reaction today,'' Wainwright said after the Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 10-2 Tuesday night. ''That was pretty special. It's not rare for our fans to show up, but it's rare for our fans to be louder than the home fans. When I walked off today it definitely felt like a home game. ''They're special people, St. Louis fans. We're spoiled rotten playing in front of them all the time.'' The fans also got to cheer Daniel Descalso's first career grand slam and his career-high five RBIs. Wainwright (6-3) held San Diego to one run and four hits in 7 1-3 innings, struck out six and walked one. The 6-foot-7 right-hander had been 0-2 with a ...
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