After the first pitch was delayed 2.5 hours, Michael Wacha held the Dodgers’ bats to no hits through the first 5.1 innings. Yasmani Grandal’s three-run homer capped a four-run rally off Wacha and L.A. got the 5-1 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday night.
“I felt like I was in control for a lot of that inning,” Wacha said. “I just got behind Grandal and he put a good swing on a heater, hit it out of here.”
Wacha (7-1) gave up four runs and three hits in 5 2/3 innings for the Cardinals, whose five-game winning streak ended. He had entered tied for the league lead in victories and among the best with a 1.87 ERA.
Matt Holliday, who missed Friday’s game with flu-like symptoms, left Saturday’s game early, but not before drawing a walk. He’s now reached base safely in 44 straight games to start the season.