ST. LOUIS Adam Wainwright continued his post-Tommy John resurgence Sunday afternoon on a steamy day at Busch Stadium. Roy Halladay may have finally provided some answers for his rough start.
In a battle of two former 20-game winners, Wainwright allowed just one run in six innings and picked up his second straight win while Halladay allowed a grand slam to Yadier Molina and departed after two innings due to shoulder soreness.
"You just felt like we were walking into a heavyweight bout and these guys were just going to have to slug it out," said Cardinals manager Mike Matheny. "Waino was sharp and the guys came out ready to go, but the home run by Yadi was a big deal, to just give us that shot in the arm."
It's been a battle for much of the season for Halladay, who entered the game with an uncharacteristically high 3.58 ERA. He allowed a two-out first inning grand slam to Molina, giving him at least four earned runs in consecutive starts for the first time since 2010.