Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 10/22/14
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Adam Wainwright would like to finish as strong as he started. The ace will take the mound Wednesday against one of his favorite foes as the St. Louis Cardinals visit the Colorado Rockies. He can help the Cardinals (88-63), who moved one game ahead of Pittsburgh in the NL Central Tuesday with an 11-4 win over Colorado, reduce their magic number for a postseason berth from five. "You like gaining a game on them," said Matt Holliday, who went 4 for 4 with a home run. "But there are still a lot of games left. We have to keep winning games, make it hard on them." Wainwright (16-9, 2.96 ERA) began the season in dominant fashion, winning 10 of his first 14 starts with a 2.18 ERA. He has since gone 6-6 with a 3.64 ERA but appears to have found his early season form. The right-hander stifled Pittsburgh on two hits in seven scoreless innings Sept. 7 before limiting Seattle to a run in eight innings of a 2-1, 10-inning win Friday. Wainwright is 4-1 with a 1.29 ERA in s...
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