It was a happy event (if you were a Cardinals fan). Gerrit Cole really made only one mistake during his five innings of work for the Pirates, but David Freese turned on it for a two run homer. The Cards were up 3-0 when the Pirates strung together three infield hits off Wainwright for a run, which made things feel a lot closer.
And thus it remained until Matt Adams, who is only playing because Allen Craig is injured, launched another two-run shot in the bottom of the eighth, making it 5-1, followed not too long thereafter by a Pete Kozma infield hit to make it 6-1.
That was plenty of room for Wainwright, who gave up a couple of hits in the top of the ninth before finally striking out Pedro Alvarez to end the game.
And now it's the Dodgers.