Cards stop 6-game skid with win over Cleveland

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St. Louis Cardinals’ Yadier Molina (4) celebrates with teammates Tyler O’Neill (27) and Nolan Arenado (28) after scoring on a three-run double by Matt Carpenter as Cleveland Indians catcher Austin Hedges, right, stands at the plate during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 9, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright allowed two runs in seven innings, Tyler O’Neill homered twice and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cleveland Indians 8-2 to stop a six-game losing streak.

O’Neill hit a 451-foot, two-run homer in the third off Phil Maton and a solo homer in the seventh against Trevor Stephan, helping the Cardinals avoid what would have been their first seven-game skid since June 2017.

O’Neill leads St. Louis with 15 homers and 32 RBIs. Matt Carpenter drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double and Paul Goldschmidt had a solo homer.

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