PITTSBURGH (AP) - Yadier Molina drove in three runs and the St. Louis Cardinals twice batted around during big innings, beating Pittsburgh 11-4 on Sunday for the Pirates' 12th loss of 6 runs or more in 31 games.
Adam Wainwright (5-1) gave up two runs and five hits over six innings - the 25th time in 26 starts dating to last season he's lasted at least six and permitted three runs or fewer. He is 16-5 in his last 26 starts.
With Wainwright on the mound, the Cardinals didn't need nearly as much offense as they got against the Pirates, 1 of the majors' most perplexing clubs. The Pirates are 10-2 in games decided by two runs or fewer - normally, a sign of a winning club - but they have been blown out in more than one-third of their games.