Wong reaches three times in return from DL
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Aledmys Diaz hit a solo home run, Michael Wacha pitched six strong innings and Kolten Wong reached base three times in his return from the disabled list as the St. Louis Cardinals snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday.
Wong, who had been sidelined since aggravating an elbow injury on May 26, had an infield single and was also intentionally walked and hit by a pitch. The second baseman from Hilo committed an error as well.
Diaz produced the final run of the game when he hit a two-out homer in the fifth inning. It was his first home run since May 1.
Wacha (3-3) allowed two runs. Three relievers followed, with Seung Hwan Oh pitching the ninth to earn his 14th save in 16 chances this year.
Jeremy Hellickson (5-4) permitted three runs in six innings.