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.
At the plate for St. Louis, Matt Carpenter is 3-3, while Matt Holliday has hit a two-run home run.
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