Adam Wainwright has World Cup fever

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Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright showed up in the Cardinals’ clubhouse Sunday morning with a USMNT shirt and an American flag painted across his face. Via Joe Trezza of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

USA plays Portugal in Brazil this evening at 6 p.m. ET and can advance to the Round of 16 with a win.

Wainwright made his first start since being diagnosed with right elbow tendinitis on Saturday against the Phillies. He was dominant, fanning seven batters without issuing a walk over eight innings of one-run ball.