Even from the training room, Adam Wainwright could sense something brewing.
“You just had that feeling,” he said. “Every one of those guys said, ‘We’ve got you.’
Jose Martinez homered and singled and Paul DeJong added a two-run double during a 10-run rally in the sixth inning, and the visiting St. Louis Cardinals overcame a seven-run deficit Friday night for a wild 12-11 win over the Cincinnati Reds.
Down 7-0, the Cardinals put together their biggest inning of the season on the way to their sixth win in seven games.
Wainwright was rocked for nine hits and seven runs in 3 ⅓ innings but ran out in shorts and a T-shirt to pass out high fives after the big inning. “There wouldn’t have been a comeback if I hadn’t pitched terrible,” he added, jokingly.
Former A’s catcher Ryan Lavarnway hit two homers, doubled and drove in a career-high six runs for Cincinnati in his first game in the majors this season. Lavarnway was released by the Yankees this week after hitting .213 in a Triple-A backup role.
Jesse Winker hit a two-out, two-run single in the ninth off Cardinals closer Carlos Martinez. But Joey Votto grounded out with runners at the corners to give Martinez his seventh save.
Mariners 10, Angels 0: Mike Leake carried a perfect game into the ninth inning before allowing a hit to Luis Rengifo as host Seattle eased to the victory. Leake, who struck out six, also walked a batter in the ninth. Daniel Vogelbach hit two three-run homers for the Mariners.
Yankees 8, Rockies 2: Edwin Encarnacion hit a go-ahead, grand slam as host New York defeated Colorado. The Yankees came from behind to win for a fourth straight game.
Astros 4, Rangers 3: Justin Verlander struck out 12 in six solid innings, four Houston players hit solo home runs and the host Astros held on to beat Texas. Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman and Yordan Alvarez led off the third inning with consecutive home runs to extend Houston’s lead to 4-0. Yuli Gurriel also homered. The Astros remain 5½ games ahead of the A’s in the A.L. West.
Cubs 6, Padres 5: Anthony Rizzo hit a go-ahead grand slam and host Chicago overcame an early home run by Manny Machado to beat San Diego. Javier Baez also homered for the NL Central-leading Cubs, who have won six of seven since the All-Star break.
Orioles 11, Red Sox 2: Anthony Santander and Keon Broxton homered off David Price, and host Baltimore got six solid innings from rookie right-hander John Means to beat Boston.
Phillies 6, Pirates 1: Bryce Harper’s go-ahead RBI single was one of 15 hits visiting Philadelphia used to beat Pittsburgh.
White Sox 9, Rays 2: Leury Garcia had four hits, including three doubles, Reynaldo Lopez won for the first time in six starts and visiting Chicago stopped a seven-game losing streak by beating the Tampa Bay.
Indians 10, Royals 5: Rookie Oscar Mercado went 5 for 5 and drove in two runs as host Cleveland won its sixth straight game. Mercado is batting .423 over the last eight games
Blue Jays 12, Tigers 1: Marcus Stroman breezed through seven scoreless innings, and Toronto batted around in both the fourth and the sixth on its way to a rout of host Detroit.
Braves 4, Nationals 3: Josh Donaldson’s bases-loaded single off Fernando Rodney in the ninth inning lifted host Atlanta.
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