May 12, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) waits as Cardinals manager Mike Matheny (22) approaches the mound to remove Wainwright from the game against the Atlanta Braves at Busch Stadium. Wainwright gave up 5 runs and was taken out of the game in the 5th inning. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE
The St. Louis Cardinals begin the second half of the regular season with an opportunity to move up in the standings; their opponent this weekend -- the Cincinnati Reds -- are just 1.5 games ahead of the Cardinals in the NL Central. Both teams are chasing the Pirates, who have been playing outstanding baseball of late.
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