Cardinals beat Diamondbacks 4-2

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Adam Wainwright pitched out of two bases-loaded jams and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Arizona 4-2 on Wednesday night to dampen the Diamondbacks' playoff hopes.

The Diamondbacks, who stranded 11 runners, entered the night three games behind first-place Los Angeles in the NL West. The Dodgers played late Wednesday at home against San Diego.

Wainwright (11-3) pitched into the seventh inning, allowing seven hits and five walks. Wainwright, 7-1 at home this year, has won his last six decisions and hasn't lost since June 2. He was sidelined from June 8 to Aug. 22 by a middle finger sprain.