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Wainwright’s big July 4 boom stick

Adam Wainwright (AP/Jeff Roberson)St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright was the team’s top pitcher – and hitter – on Sunday.

Adam Wainwright doubled the St. Louis Cardinals’ lead from three to six over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday afternoon with his three-run, two-base hit off fellow All-Star Yovani Gallardo. The blow, along with Wainwright’s complete-game pitching, helped to erase the memories of Saturday’s equally disappointing defeat.

It was only the third bases-clearing double by a Cardinals pitcher since 1990 and first since 2001.

Following are all 37 three-or-more RBI hits by Cardinals pitchers since 1952, thanks to researcher Tom Orf.

Date DH Batter Opp Pitcher Score H Inn RoB Out RBI
7/4/2010 Adam Wainwright MIL Yovani Gallardo ahead 3-0 2B b 3 123 2 3
5/21/2010 Brad Penny LAA Joel Pineiro tied 4-4 HR b 3 123 2 4
10/1/2009 Chris Carpenter @CIN Kip Wells ahead 1-0 HR t 2 123 1 4
6/5/2008 2 Mark Worrell @WSN Tim Redding down 3-8 HR t 6 1-3 2 3
4/12/2005 Jason Marquis CIN Aaron Harang down 0-1 3B b 2 123 1 3
6/5/2003 Woody Williams TOR Mark Hendrickson ahead 4-0 3B b 3 123 2 3
7/26/2003 Jason Isringhausen PIT Joe Beimel ahead 10-6 3B b 8 123 2 3
4/15/2001 Andy Benes HOU Jose Lima down 1-3 2B b 4 123 1 3
4/26/2000 Rick Ankiel MIL Steve Woodard ahead 1-0 HR b 4 -23 1 3
9/2/1998 Kent Mercker @FLA Jesus Sanchez ahead 3-0 HR t 4 123 0 4
9/7/1996 Donovan Osborne SDP Andy Ashby tied 1-1 HR b 5 123 1 4
7/25/1990 John Tudor CHC Mike Harkey ahead 4-0 2B b 1 123 1 3
4/27/1989 Scott Terry SFG Joe Price ahead 4-0 HR b 6 1-3 2 3
4/4/1988 Joe Magrane @CIN Mario Soto tied 1-1 HR t 4 12- 2 3
5/10/1986 Ray Burris SFG Roger Mason tied 0-0 2B b 2 123 1 3
5/24/1986 Ray Burris ATL David Palmer tied 0-0 2B b 2 123 2 3
9/12/1986 Bob Forsch MON Floyd Youmans down 0-2 HR b 2 12- 2 3
5/15/1984 Joaquin Andujar ATL Jeff Dedmon ahead 5-1 HR b 8 123 2 4
5/7/1980 Bob Forsch SFG Al Holland ahead 4-0 HR b 6 1-3 1 3
8/22/1976 Lynn McGlothen ATL Pablo Torrealba ahead 5-0 2B b 8 123 1 3
9/27/1974 Bob Gibson @CHC Tom Dettore tied 0-0 2B t 2 123 2 3
7/26/1973 1 Bob Gibson NYM John Strohmayer ahead 6-1 HR b 5 123 0 4
8/1/1973 1 Rick Wise @MON Bill Stoneman ahead 4-3 HR t 6 1-3 1 3
8/21/1973 Rick Wise @ATL Roric Harrison ahead 3-0 HR t 3 123 2 4
6/21/1972 Bob Gibson SDP Mark Schaeffer ahead 10-1 HR b 7 12- 2 3
8/4/1972 Don Durham PHI Ken Reynolds down 0-1 HR b 2 12- 2 3
8/27/1972 Rick Wise SDP Fred Norman ahead 3-0 2B b 1 123 2 3
6/29/1971 Reggie Cleveland PIT Luke Walker ahead 4-1 2B b 3 123 2 3
9/18/1970 Mike Torrez PHI Grant Jackson down 0-2 3B b 2 123 2 3
9/1/1969 Steve Carlton @HOU Don Wilson ahead 2-0 HR t 7 1-3 2 3
7/22/1966 Joe Hoerner @CHC Fergie Jenkins ahead 3-2 HR t 8 1-3 2 3
8/15/1965 Bob Gibson CIN Sammy Ellis down 1-3 HR b 2 1-3 2 3
9/29/1965 Bob Gibson @SFG Gaylord Perry ahead 4-0 HR t 8 123 1 4
9/10/1963 Bob Gibson CHC Glen Hobbie ahead 2-0 HR b 2 12- 1 3
8/6/1961 1 Ray Sadecki PHI Frank Sullivan tied 0-0 2B b 2 123 2 3
9/3/1957 Vinegar Bend Mizell @CIN Bill Kennedy ahead 11-3 2B t 8 123 2 3
6/23/1953 Harvey Haddix NYG Frank Hiller ahead 4-0 HR b 1 12- 2 3

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