MLB: St. Louis 7, Houston 0

Aug. 22, 2012 at 12:42 AM

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Adam Wainwright hurled a five-hit shutout and matched a career high with 12 strikeouts Tuesday in the St. Louis Cardinals' 7-0 rout of Houston.

Wainwright (12-10) tossed his second shutout of the season and fourth of his career, scattering five hits while walking one.

The right-hander retired 13 of the first 14 Houston batters and tossed 71 of his 104 pitches for strikes as the Cardinals took their second straight in a three-game series.

Skip Schumaker's two-run single capped a four-run first inning that staked National League wild-card-contending St. Louis to an early lead.

Yadier Molina went 3-for-4 with a pair of run-scoring singles for the Cardinals.

Lucas Harrell (10-9) was roughed up for six runs on eight hits in a five-inning effort for the Astros, who fell to 12-49 on the road.

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