Adam Wainwright has been trying to pitch his way out of some early struggles, and he did that and a lot more Friday night.
Wainwright homered and drove in four runs while getting his first win of the season, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3.
Wainwright ripped a fastball into the second deck in left field for a two-run homer off Wily Peralta (3-1) to put the Cardinals up 2-1 in the third.
"I crushed it," Wainwright said, laughing. "We needed that."
In the fourth, the Brewers intentionally walked Kolten Wong to load the bases for Wainwright, and he hit a two-run single to extend the lead to 5-1.