Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright is no slouch at the plate. The veteran came into Thursday’s start against the Dodgers with nine career home runs to his name. He made it into double-digits with a two-run home run off of opposing starter Brandon McCarthy in the bottom of the second inning, breaking a scoreless tie.
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According to Baseball Reference, Wainwright is the 45th pitcher in baseball history to hit double-digit home runs in his career. Among pitchers whose careers started this millennium, Wainwright is only the fourth pitcher with double-digit homers, joining Madison Bumgarner (16), Yovani Gallardo (12), and Carlos Zambrano (24).
Wainwright was also dealing on the mound. He tossed six shutout innings, giving up four hits and a pair of walks with six strikeouts on 101 pitches.