ST. Darren Daulton Jersey . LOUIS - Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright insists hes fine physically, though hes failed to make it through the fifth inning in both of his post-season starts.St. Louis general manager John Mozeliak said Sunday that he thinks Wainwrights workload is simply taking a toll. The GM said it might be a good idea in the off-season to figure how to cut down on all those innings.From an aggregate standpoint, theres a lot of volume that hes exposed to, Mozeliak said. My view on this is there may be a little bit of fatigue, plus he had a robust September. He carried us.Counting the post-season, Wainwright has thrown 512 2-3 innings the last two years. Thats by far the most in the majors.Now, any breather he can get, he may benefit from, Mozeliak said.In nine post-season innings, Wainwright has surrendered eight earned runs and 17 hits. He blamed mechanical woes and not a chronic elbow issue after losing Game 1 of the NL Championship Series to San Francisco on Saturday night.A big September may have worn down Wainwright. He was 5-0 while totalling 39 innings, although he was scratched from the regular-season finale after the Cardinals clinched the NL Central.Wainwright got 10 days rest before starting the NL Division Series opener at Dodger Stadium. He got seven days off before facing the Giants.Wainwright, a 20-game winner for the second time in his career, would be on regular rest for Game 5 Thursday night in San Francisco. Manager Mike Matheny expects Wainwright to take the ball.Matheny said Sunday the pitcher very adamant that this is the best hes felt after a start in a long time, which is great news.Were beyond the Just tell me what I want to hear kind of garbage and this was sincere, Matheny said. I cant wait to watch him pitch again.After Game 1, both Wainwright and Matheny also blamed defensive miscues that greatly contributed to the 3-0 loss. Wainwright said his biggest problem was out-of-whack mechanics.My arm, it doesnt feel great, he said. But it certainly should be a lot better results-wise than that.Michael Wacha would be the most likely Game 5 potential replacement. But last years NLCS MVP has not been used in the post-season after struggling to regain form from a shoulder injury that sidelined him two months. Billy McMillon Jersey . -- Nick Bjugstad snapped out of his scoring slump and spoiled Drew MacIntyres first NHL start. Robert Dugger Jersey . -- Chicago manager Darold Butler has a message for the Windy City.HOUSTON - Ian Kinsler hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to rally the Detroit Tigers past the Houston Astros 4-3 on Saturday after Max Scherzer struck out a season-high 13 batters. Detroit trailed by one before Kinsler sent an 81 mph slider from Jerome Williams (1-4) to left-centre for a 4-2 lead. Kinsler also had a double in his seventh straight multihit game and 33rd this season. Nick Castellanos and Eugenio Suarez both singled in the ninth before Kinsler connected. Suarez finished with three hits, including an RBI single in the fifth. Scherzer, last years AL Cy Young Award winner, gave up two runs in the first before settling in. He yielded seven hits and one walk in seven innings. Phil Coke (1-1) pitched a scoreless eighth and Joe Nathan allowed a run in the ninth before earning his 17th save in 22 chances. Astros manager Bo Porter used closer Chad Qualls to face the heart of the order in the eighth, leaving Williams, who has allowed at least one run in eight of his last 11 appearances, to pitch the ninth. Alex Presley had a two-run single in the first inning and added a solo homer in the ninth for Houston. Jose Altuve extended his tear at the plate, getting two hits with a pair of steals. It was his major league-leading 34th multihit game this season and seventh in the last 10 games. He leads the majors with 113 hits and the AL with 34 stolen bases. Houstons Brett Oberholtzer was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City to make a spot start for Dallas Keuchel, who was scratched with inflammation in his left wrist. Oberholtzer allowed five hits and a run in 6 1-3 innings. Astros rookies George Springer and Jon Singleton hit bacck-to-back singles with one out in the first inning. Wholesale Marlins Jerseys. Springer advanced to third on Singletons hit, and Singleton reached second on the throw. Presleys hit to centre field scored them both to give Houston a 2-0 lead. Castellanos drew a walk with one out in the seventh and Bryan Holaday singled to chase Oberholtzer. Suarez singled off Josh Zeid to load the bases before Rajai Davis grounded into a force at the plate. Houston left fielder L.J. Hoes sprinted to make a diving catch on a ball hit by Kinsler to end that threat. Scherzer had struck out five of six when Marwin Gonzalez singled to start the seventh. But he was caught trying to steal second. It was the third time Scherzer has fanned at least 13 in his career, and his most strikeouts since he had a career-high 15 in 2012 against Pittsburgh. NOTES: Porter said the Astros dont think the problem with Keuchel is serious and they expect him to make his next scheduled start. ... The series wraps up Sunday when Houstons Scott Feldman opposes Drew Smyly. ... Astros reliever Jake Buchanan, who picked up his first major league win Friday night, was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City to make room on the roster for Oberholtzer. ... Houston centre fielder Dexter Fowler was out of the lineup for the second straight game with tightness in his back. ... Altuve became the first player in the majors to get multiple steals in three straight games since B.J. Upton did it for the Rays in 2009. It was Altuves fifth straight game with at least one steal, which ties a franchise record. ... The Tigers agreed to terms with their fifth-round draft pick, C Shane Zeile, and their ninth-round selection, RHP Josh Laxer. ' ' '
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