Adam Wainwright tossed seven innings of two-run ball to help the Cardinals crush the Royals, 8-2 Saturday. Allen Craig blasted a two-run homer and drove in three runs for St. Louis, which has won three-of-four overall. Matt Holliday went 4-for-5 with two runs and two RBI in the win. Luis Mendoza gave up four runs in four-and-a-third frames for the loss. Alex Gordon scored and knocked in a run for Kansas City, which has lost the first two of this three-game set.
Cardinals starting and winning pitcher Adam Wainwright says he is not worried about his arm anymore.
Royals manager Ned Yost says the offense needs to step it up.
Royals starting and losing pitcher Luis Mendoza says he wasn’t able to get it done in the middle innings.
The Royals will try to avoid the sweep this afternoon with Jonathon Sanchez taking the mound for the Royals against the Cardinals Lance Lynn; first pitch at 1:10 at Kauffman Stadium.