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Cardinals beat Diamondbacks 5-2

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  • St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese celebrates in the dugout Wednesday after hitting a two-run home run in the fourth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

      St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese celebrates in the dugout Wednesday after hitting a two-run home run in the fourth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright allowed two runs in six innings and the St. Louis Cardinals got home runs from David Freese and Allen Craig in a 5-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.

Rafael Furcal's two-run triple in the sixth gave the Cards a three-run lead.

St. Louis homered twice for the second straight game and will go for a sweep of the three-game series behind 12-game winner Kyle Lohse on Thursday night.

The Cardinals are 5-0 against the Diamondbacks this year and have won seven straight dating to last year.

Wainwright (11-10) was 0-3 in April before starting to regain his form. He's 4-0 with a 2.04 ERA in his past five starts.

Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt hit a homer estimated at 456 feet, longest by an opposing player at seven-year-old Busch Stadium, in the fourth.

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