St. Louis Cardinals defeat Chicago Cubs, 3-1

Wobbly from a misspent weekend against Milwaukee, the Cardinals entered the series against the Cubs expecting the return of a starting pitcher.

They got the revival of their starting pitching.

Righthander Adam Wainwright completed an emphatic sweep of the rival Chicago Cubs and came one out shy of a complete game in Thursday's 3-1 victory at Busch Stadium. Headlined by Chris Carpenter's return from the disabled list, the Cardinals' rotation defined the series as they...