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Wainwright's Independence Day: Starter Completes Game, Drives In The Game-Winners

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Adam Wainwright notched his fourth complete game of the season and added a bases-clearing double as St. Louis pounded Milwaukee, 7-1, in the finale of a four-game set from Busch Stadium.

Jon Jay homered and knocked in two runs for the Cardinals, who earned a split in the series.

Wainwright (12-5) scattered five hits and a run while fanning nine and walking none to win for the fourth time in five starts.

Corey Hart's homer was the lone offense for the Brewers, who couldn't sustain the momentum from a 12-5 victory on Saturday.

Yovani Gallardo (8-4) exited after 2 2/3 innings with a left oblique strain and was charged with five hits and six runs -- one earned -- with two strikeouts and as many walks.

Jay's pinballing groundout with the bases loaded scored the Cards' initial run in the first. St. Louis then iced the game with a five-run third inning.

Colby Rasmus and Albert Pujols hit back-to-back one-out singles, then Jay reached on an error from Milwaukee shortstop Alcides Escobar that allowed Rasmus to score. Escobar then booted a Skip Schumakergrounder to load the bases and Yadier Molina walked for a 3-0 contest.

Wainwright then capped the surge when he sliced a bases-clearing double to the wall in right-center. Gallardo then exited after clutching his side after a pitch to Tyler Greene, and Carlos Villanueva finished the inning.

Hart began the fourth with a homer to get the Brewers on the board and extend his hit streak to 19 straight games, but the visitors' offensive well ran dry.

Wainwright sent down 11 of 12 batters after the homer until a single from Craig Counsell began the eighth. Another hit from Jonathan Lucroy followed but a double-play grounder from Escobar and a groundout by pinch-hitter Carlos Gomez ended the threat.

Jay launched a solo homer off Kameron Loe to start the home eighth, then Milwaukee went down in order in the ninth.

Wainwright turned in his seventh career complete game...The Cards head to Denver on Tuesday and the Brewers return home Monday to host the Giants.