Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/9/12

ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright could only watch Wednesday night as the San Francisco Giants put a 15-0 whipping on the St. Louis Cardinals. On Thursday, he made certain it didn't happen again.

Wainwright scattered five hits over seven innings and limited the Giants to only one run in pitching the Cardinals to a 3-1 victory less than 18 hours after one of the most-lopsided shutout losses in St. Louis franchise history.

The only run Wainwright allowed came in the fifth, when the Giants loaded the bases with one out on singles by Joaquin Arias and pitcher Madison Bumgarner and a walk to Angel Pagan. Marco Scutaro delivered a sacrifice fly to score Arias, but Wainwright then got out of the inning by retiring Melky Cabrera on a pop to short.

Wainwright evened his record at 10-10 as he struck out seven and walked three before turning the game over to the bullpen for the final two innings, stranding seven runners on base. He needed a season-high 119 pitches to get through the seven innings.

Mitchell Boggs, whose string of 23 consecutive scoreless appearances was snapped on Wednesday night, retired the Giants in order in the eighth and Jason Motte closed out the ninth for his 25th save.

The Cardinals gave Wainwright all of the runs he would need in the first inning when Jon Jay led off with a single and two batters later Carlos Beltran connected for his 27th home run. The RBIs increased Beltran's NL-leading total to 80.

Bumgarner fell to 12-7 for the season despite allowing only three hits in his six innings of work. Following Beltran's homer, he did not allow another hit until Jay led off the sixth with a double. Jay then stole third and scored on Allen Craig's sacrifice fly.

Jay, who also walked and stole second in the third, was the only other St. Louis baserunner until Matt Carpenter hit a pinch-hit double with one out in the eighth, but he was left stranded at third.

NOTES: The Cardinals traded infielder Tyler Greene to the Astros for future considerations before the game. They are expected to call up an infielder from their farm system before Friday night's game in Philadelphia. Greene had hit just .218 in 77 games this season ... San Francisco third baseman Pablo Sandoval was eligible to come off the disabled list Thursday but did not. The Giants hope he can be activated either Sunday or Monday. Sandoval has been out with a sore left hamstring ... Scutaro's seven RBIs in the Giants' 15-0 win over the Cardinals Wednesday night made him, at 36, the oldest player in franchise history to knock in that many runs in a game. It also was the first seven-RBI game by a Giant since Jeff Kent in 2001 ... The Giants return home on Friday to begin a series against the Colorado Rockies. Tim Lincecum (6-11) will oppose Tyler Chatwood (1-2) ... Kyle Lohse (12-2) will pitch the Friday opener for the Cardinals in Philadelphia against Roy Halladay (5-6).

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