St. Louis Cardinals defeat San Diego Padres, 9-2

Cardinals righthander Adam Wainwright on Friday night became the first National League pitcher to reach 14 wins, and he tied Boston's Josh Beckett for most victories by any big-league pitcher this year.

But Wainwright has more home runs.

American League wins leader Beckett did hit a homer in interleague play this season, but Wainwright rocketed his second of the year to break a scoreless tie in the third inning with the San Diego Padres. Returning to what he does bes...