Video: Adam Wainwright slugs his second home run of the season

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Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright helped his own cause on Tuesday night against the Reds, slugging a solo home run to left field off of Dan Straily, breaking a scoreless tie.

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Wainwright now has five doubles and two homers — and zero singles — along with 11 RBI on the season. Tuesday’s homer was also the eighth of his career. Since 2006, the only pitchers with more homers than Wainwright’s eight are Carlos Zambrano (20), Madison Bumgarner (13), Yovani Gallardo (12), Travis Wood (nine), and Micah Owings (nine).