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  • 08 Apr
    (Sports Network) - Adam Wainwright will try to become the first National League pitcher with 11 wins when he leads the St. Louis Cardinals into the finale of a three-game series versus the Texas Rangers at Busch Stadium. Watch the game live on TSN and TSN Mobile TV at 8pm et/5pm pt. Wainwright and teammate Lance Lynn both have 10 wins and the former is trying to erase a rough start the last time out. Wainwright had won five straight starts until a 4-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, as he gave up four runs and seven hits, including two home runs, in seven innings. The right-hander dropped to 10-4 in 15 starts and still has a respectable earned run average of 2.37. Wainwright has lasted at least seven innings in six straight outings and is 3-3 in six trips to the Busch Stadium mound. He has never faced the Rangers in his career. St. Louis will need Wainwright to play stopper after losing the first two installments of this series. In Saturdays 4-2 loss, Cardinals starter Shelby Miller didnt bring his best stuff and allowed all four runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. "You just got to tip your cap to an offensive lineup like that," said Miller. "Theyre a good team over there, and you cant make too many mistakes with them." Allen Craig drove in a run and both Matt Carpenter and Carlos Beltran collected two hits in defeat. Beltran scored the games first run on a Craig single in the bottom of the first inning. The Cardinals, who lost Fridays opener by a 6-4 score and have dropped three of four games, are 3-3 on a seven-game homestand. Their lead atop the NL Central standings has been trimmed to two games ahead of Pittsburgh. St. Louis will start an eight-game road trip Tuesday against Houston, Oakland and the LA Angels. Texas has climbed its way to the top of the AL West standings and is tied with the Oakland Athletics for division bragging rights. The Rangers recorded their fourth straight win and fifth in six tries with Saturdays victory and received two-run homers from A.J. Pierzynski and Nelson Cruz. Cruz put the Rangers ahead for good in Fridays win. Martin Perez drew the start for manager Ron Washingtons club and provided seven innings of two-run ball for the win. Perez was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock earlier in the day to make his eighth career start. "Ive always seen the stuff, but this is the first time hes shown hes a big league pitcher," Washington said. Tanner Scheppers tossed a scoreless eighth and Joe Nathan worked a perfect ninth to notch his 24th save. The Rangers will visit the New York Yankees next on this road trip. Texas will send rookie Nick Tepesch to the hill Sunday and he is winless (0-3) in his previous six appearances. Tepesch lasted only 3 2/3 innings in Mondays 8-7 win over Oakland and did not receive a decision after surrendering six runs and six hits in 3 2/3 innings. Tepesch is 3-6 in 13 starts to go along with a 4.84 earned run average and hasnt tasted victory since May 12 at Houston. The right-hander has never faced the Cardinals and is 2-3 in six road assignments. St. Louis and Texas are meeting in the regular season for the first time since the Cardinals took two of three in Arlington back in 2004. The Cardinals, of course, defeated the Rangers in the 2011 World Series. Cheap Jordans 12 For Sale . Kozun faked to the forehand and beat Monsters starter, Calvin Pickard, pad side in the second round for the winner. Spencer Abbott also scored in the shootout for the Marlies (25-13-4). Air Jordan 12 Wholesale . Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek defeated Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (4) on the indoor hard-court at Belgrade Arena. The victory improved the Czech pairs impressive cup doubles record to 14-1. http://www.cheapairjordan12canada.com/ . The phone hearing is scheduled for 4:30pm et/1:30pm pt. Winchester, who was not penalized for the hit, appeared to make contact with Kellys head early in the first period of Thursdays game in Boston. Jordan 12 For Sale Canada . -- In one brief spurt, Brazil turned a close game into a rout and proved again it will be a strong World Cup favourite. Jordan 12 Store Canada . White came in fourth place in the event. He was the two-time defending gold medallist. The gold medal went to Swiss snowboarder Iouri Podladtchikov. MORE: USA | Canada | North America |?Sweden?| Russia | Finland | Europe | Czech Republic ' ' '