Pujols paces Cardinals, helps Wainwright in win over Marlins

Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a single for his second hit of the game against the Miami Marlins during the third inning at loanDepot park on April 19, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) (Mark Brown, 2022 Getty Images)

MIAMI – Albert Pujols had two hits and scored twice as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins 5-1.

Adam Wainwright threw 5 2/3 effective innings, allowing one run on five hits with six strikeouts and two walks.

Tommy Edman tripled, singled and drove in two runs, and Paul Goldschmidt also had two hits for St. Louis.

Marlins’ starter Jesús Luzardo allowed five runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Luzardo struck out three and walked two.

Wainwright and catcher Yadier Molina made their 307th start together, the third most all time for a pitcher-catcher battery.

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