Wainwright throws 1-hitter, Cardinals homer twice to whip Diamondbacks 5-0

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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)

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By R.B. FALLSTROM, AP Sports Writer

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright threw a one-hitter, facing one hitter over the minimum, and the St. Louis Cardinals ended an eight-game home run drought with long balls from Matt Adams and Jhonny Peralta in a 5-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.

Working on six days rest because of a rainout and day off, Wainwright (7-2) retired the first 11 batters before Paul Goldschmidt doubled off the wall in center with two outs in the fourth.

Peralta hit his team-leading ninth of the season in the sixth and added one of the Cardinals' five doubles for a second RBI against Bronson Arroyo (4-3). Arroyo had been 3-0 with an 0.39 ERA in May and hadn't allowed a homer his last four starts. Arroyo gave up five runs in seven innings.

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