Adam Wainwright struggled on the mound early on Thursday afternoon, but the St. Louis Cardinals nonetheless hold a 4-3 lead over the San Francisco Giants in the fifth inning. St. Louis is looking for its third win in a row.
Through 4-2/3 innings of work, Wainwright has allowed three runs on four hits and he has walked four batters. Giants starter Matt Cain has already giving up eight hits on the day.
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