(AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright was off his game the last time out.
The right-hander might not need his best stuff given how the Colorado Rockies are struggling at the plate.
Wainwright and the Cardinals go for their ninth win in 10 games Saturday when this series continues at Busch Stadium.
Looking to rebound from his first defeat of the season, a 2-1 loss to Cincinnati on April 29 that ended his run of four consecutive winning starts, Wainwright (4-2, 2.72 ERA) yielded a season-high five runs and 11 hits while not receiving a decision in last Saturday's 7-6 win at Milwaukee.
He also gave up his first two homers of the season.
"It wouldn't have been any fun for the rest of the team if I'd gone out and dominated and thrown a shutout," Wainwright told the Cardinals' official website.
It wouldn't be a surprise if Wainwright, 3-1 with a 1.64 ERA in five starts against Colorado, flirted with one Saturday.
The Rockies (19-16) have a .103 batting average with three ...