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Piscotty, Grichuk both homer as Cardinals beat Pirates

Adam Wainwright relished the chance to stop a skid.

The Cardinals' ace worked seven effective innings to help St. Louis beat Pittsburgh 5-1 on Thursday to avoid a four-game sweep and end the Pirates' season-best seven-game winning streak.

"Today, I really wanted to push it as long as I possibly could," Wainwright said. "I was having fun mixing and matching and mixing my delivery speed. I was pitching out there, that's how I did it in 2014."

Wainwright (8-5) was a 20-game winner two years ago, but missed most of last season with a torn left Achilles. He is rediscovering his form now, lowering his ERA to 4.49.

"He's been a master...