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Piscotty helps Cardinals avoid sweep in San Diego

© Reuters. MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at San Diego Padres

(The Sports Xchange) - Stephen Piscotty went 3-for-4 with two home runs and five RBIs to lead the Cardinals to a 10-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday as St. Louis successfully avoided being swept in a three-game series for the first time this season.

Right-handed starter Michael Wacha allowed one run on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts in six innings to improve to 15-5 while lowering his earned run average to 2.80.

He is now tied for the National League lead in wins and ranks 10th in ERA.

Right fielder Jason Heyward was...