Summary He stands tall at 6-foot-7 and weighs 228-pounds. Sure, Clayton Kershaw has yet to pitch, but he's got some serious catching up to do once he does take the mound. On Thursday night in D.C., Wainwright put on an absolute clinic on the mound.
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Summary WASHINGTON (AP) -- Adam Wainwright threw a two-hitter Thursday night for his seventh career shutout, chipped in at the plate with a double and single, and St. Louis benefited from four errors by Washington in the Cardinals' 8-0 victory. During one dominant stretch, the runner-up for the 2013 NL Cy Young award retired 18 consecutive batters. This was the right-hander's 17th complete game and his fourth two-hitter.
Summary WASHINGTON -- Adam Wainwright threw a two-hitter Thursday night for his seventh career shutout, chipped in at the plate with a double and single, and St. Louis benefited from four errors by Washington in the Cardinals' 8-0 victory. Brian Roberts, Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Yangervis Solarte drove in two runs each for the Yankees, who have started 10-6 for the fourth consecutive year (see full recap) . PITTSBURGH -- Andrew McCutchen hit his first homer of the season and drove in three runs, Pedro Alvarez had a three-run shot and pinch-hitter Josh Harrison broke a tie with a long ball in the seventh inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Milwaukee Brewers their first road loss, 11-2 on Thursday night.
Summary WASHINGTON (AP) -- Adam Wainwright was as close to unhittable as he's ever been. It was as if his players set out to prove him right. "The first ball of the game, you boot it, that doesn't set the tone. If I ever want to be the captain of this team -- and I do -- I'm going to have to be better than that," Desmond said.
Summary WASHINGTON -- Adam Wainwright (3-1) pitched his fourth career two-hitter and seventh shutout. Antonio Bastardo (2-1) worked the eighth and Jonathan Papelbon finished off the four-hitter with a perfect ninth for his fourth save. SAN DIEGO -- Franklin Morales (1-1) allowed four hits in six innings and Wilin Rosario hit a tiebreaking groundout in a three-run seventh.