The St. Louis Cardinals offense appears to have awoken from its slumber at a most opportune time.
The Cardinals will look to pick up their 10th win in 13 games and potentially pad their lead atop the NL Central as they finish their series with the Colorado Rockies on Thursday.
The Cardinals picked up a 4-3 win Wednesday night and an additional game on the Pittsburgh Pirates, who lost to San Diego, and lead the division by two games with 10 to play.
"We're playing good ball at the right time," said pitcher Adam Wainwright, who had three of the Cardinals' 10 hits en route to his 17th win.
After hitting .164 in a five-game span from Sept. 10-14, St. Louis has bounced back with 54 hits -- 17 of them for extra bases -- while batting .355 and scoring 29 runs in the last four.
Used mostly as a reliever in August, Michael Wacha (3-1, 2.81 ERA) has fought his way into the rotation and hopes to benefit from St. Louis' resurgent offense. The rookie right-hander had pitched 13 shutout inni...