ST. LOUIS, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Adam Wainwright pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings to notch his 19th win Saturday, staking the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-2 win over the Chicago Cubs.
Wainwright (19-9) allowed just two hits and a walk while striking out five for the National League Central champion Cards.
The win gave the Cards a 96-65 record, one more win than NL East champion Atlanta in the race for the NL's best mark.
Cubs starter Edwin Jackson (8-18) was roughed up for six runs on eight hits, lasting just 2 2/3 innings.
Anthony Rizzo homered for Chicago.