Wainwright beats Twins for first time, 7-3, to cap series win for Cardinals

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St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Edmundo Sosa (63) celebrates his home run hit off of Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Beau Burrows (41) with St. Louis Cardinals third base coach Ron ‘Pop’ Warner (75) during the eighth inning of a MLB game against the Twins at Busch Stadium on Sunday, August 1, 2021. The Cardinals are trying to win the third game in a three game home series against the Minnesota Twins. Photo by Daniel Shular, dshular@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) throws to Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco (11) during the first inning of a MLB game against the Twins at Busch Stadium on Sunday, August 1, 2021. The Cardinals are trying to win the third game in a three game home series against the Minnesota Twins. Photo by Daniel Shular, dshular@post-dispatch.com

Rick Hummel

Adam Wainwright scratched another team off his list Sunday. Facing the Minnesota Twins for only the second time in his career and first time in more than 12 years, the soon-to-40-year-old posted a 7-3 victory, his first over the Twins, giving him 26 big-league teams he has conquered.

Only Baltimore, the New York Yankees and Texas (and, of course, the Cardinals) have not been defeated by Wainwright, who has 176 career wins. “I don’t know if I’ll be able to chip all those away,” Wainwright said. “But that’s a testament to all the people who helped keep me healthy for a lot of…

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