Cardinals 7, Padres 6

ST. LOUIS -- After a late night and a tough loss Saturday, St. Louis had its offense answer the early wakeup call.

Jumping out to a 5-0 lead before they made the second inning's first out, the Cardinals maintained their grip on the National League's top wild-card spot with the win.

Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright tied Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto for the league lead in wins, going seven innings. Wainwright allowed seven hits and four runs, three earned, with a walk and five strikeouts.