Found August 22, 2012 on STLSportsMinute:
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright struck out 12 hitters to pick up win number 12 on the season. -  (Photo credit: Wikipedia) After Sunday's devastating nineteen inning loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, the St. Louis Cardinals needed two things to happen on Tuesday night against the Houston Astros to get things back on track. First, the Cardinals needed the offense to get going and jump on the young Astros.  Secondly, the Cardinals needed ace Adam Wainwright to be a stopper and pitch a strong game to help a depleted bullpen. The Cardinals got both as the offense scored four first inning runs and Wainwright went the distance in the Cardinals 7-0 shutout of the cellar dwelling Astros. Wainwright was spectacular on Tuesday night, dominating Astros hitters. Wainwright struck out 12 hitters while walking just one.  Wainwright only allowed five hits on 105 pitches to go the distance and pick up the shutout and preserve the Cardinals weary bullpen. Meanwhile th...
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