Adam Wainwright singled in a run in the 5 th inning, as the Cardinals scored four runs on six singles to win the finales of a three game series with the Braves in a 5-3 win.

The Georgia native who grew up watching the Atlanta Braves went six innings, allowing three runs, two earned, as he walked five while giving up seven hits.

He’s lucky the Braves didn’t blow this game open early on in building their 3-1 lead in the first three innings.  Wainwright has been effectively wild.  At times he looks like he struggles with control, such as he did in this game and the one in Chicago almost two weeks ago, yet he finds a way to get out of trouble or minimize damage.  His ERA is 2.76.

Braves starter Javier Vasquez went eight innings and gave up just nine hits, with six of those coming in the fifth.   After three straight singles including the RBI hit by Wainwright, Vasquez struck out Skip Schumaker and Colby Rasmus, but Albert Pujols, Chris Duncan, and Rick Ankiel all delivered clutch two out RBI singles to give the Cardinals the lead for good.

Brendan Ryan left the game with a sore hamstring and manager Tony LaRussa says they may need to make a roster move.