Wainwright pitches strong 6 innings, Cards beat Pirates 9-1

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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Trevor Williams walks off the field after being removed during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, July 25, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt homered, Adam Wainwright pitched six solid innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1 on Saturday.

Wainwright pitched out of a bases loaded, no-out jam in the second, giving up just one run. He retired 14 of the final 15 batters he faced as the Cardinals beat the Pirates for the 12th time in their last 13 games.

The Pirates managed just three hits. Josh Bell had a single and scored Pittsburgh’s lone run.

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