This time, Adam Wainwright left little doubt he should stay on the mound and keep pitching.
Mike Matheny let him go, even when things became a bit dicey in the eighth.
Wainwright tossed a five-hitter to become the NL's second 11-game winner, Matt Adams had his first two-homer game, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Oakland Athletics 7-1 Saturday.
Wainwright (11-5) tied Washington's Jordan Zimmerman for most wins in the NL. He struck out eight and walked two in a 112-pitch performance for his fourth complete game this year and 15th of his career.
"I came out very focused and executed my plan for the most part," he said. "I had the two late walks that kind of chapped me. Any time you're going late in the game like that giving yourself a chance to win, your team a chance to win, that's what you want. Every starter's goal is when you start the game to throw the last pitch of the game, too."
Wainwright appeared to have no issues Saturday after objecting to manager Mike Matheny's ...