Wainwright, Molina make history, then lead Cards over Brews

By STEVE OVERBEY Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina made history with the first pitch of the game, then the record-setting battery helped the St. Louis Cardinals extend their NL Central lead by beating the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1.

Wainwright and Molina started together for the 325th time, the most ever by a pitcher-catcher duo in the majors.

The duo eclipsed the regular-season mark of 324 held by the Detroit Tigers pair of Mickey Lolich and Bill Freehan from 1963-1975.

Wainwright gave up one run in five innings.

Molina hit an RBI single and threw out a runner trying to steal.

Nolan Arenado and Lars Nootbaar homered as the Cardinals stretched their division lead to eight games over the second-place Brewers.

Milwaukee is two games behind San Diego for the final wild-card spot in the NL.

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