Game Report: Orioles 15, Cardinals 7

Adam Wainwright had started 267 games in his major-league career before Saturday with none of them coming against the Baltimore Orioles.

It would have been better for Wainwright and the Cardinals if that streak had continued.

The Orioles knocked Wainwright out of the game after just 1 2/3 innings, the shortest start in his career, as they set season highs for Cardinal opponents with five homers and 15 runs.

Three of the homers and nine of the runs came against Wainwright, both equalling the most he has allowed in a game in his career.

Here is how the game broke down:

At the plate: After hitting a season-high five homers on Friday night, the Cardinals hit three on Saturday – a two-run homer by Paul DeJong, a solo homer from Yadier Molina and a three-run homer by Dexter Fowler in the sixth. Fowler now has 12 homers for the season and has homered in three consecutive games for the first time in his career … DeJong also has homered in consecutive games, and has three in his first 15 career games … Matt Carpenter walked twice but was 0-for-3, snapping his 10-game hitting streak since moving back into the leadoff spot.

On the mound: Wainwright allowed seven hits and one walk, throwing 47 pitches in recording five outs. He gave up back-to-back homers in the first and then allowed seven runs in the second, including another homer, when the Orioles sent 11 hitters to the plate. The final run scored after Tyler Lyons relieved with a runner on second base … Wainwright had allowed only five homers in his first 70 innings this season … Lyons struck out seven in 3 1/3 innings of relief, giving up four hits and three runs … John Brebbia allowed two runs in two innings and the final run scored off Matt Bowman, who had to make 29 pitches to get through the eighth inning.

Key stat: In seven starts away from Busch Stadium this season, Wainwright has allowed 33 earned runs in 31 1/3 innings, an ERA of 9.48. He is 2-4 on the road, compared to a 5-1 record with a 2.88 ERA in seven home starts.

Worth noting: The two shortest outings of Wainwright’s career before Saturday were both 2 innings, most recently on Aug. 12, 2016 against the Cubs. It was the fourth time he has allowed nine runs in a game, two of which have come in his last three starts … Chad Huffman got the start in right field as Stephen Piscotty was given the day off. It was Huffman’s first start in the majors since July 3, 2010, when he made his ninth and final start of that season for the Yankees. He was 1-for-4 and scored a run.

Looking ahead: Lance Lynn will start in the final game of the series, which begins at 12:30 p.m. St. Louis time on Sunday. Ubaldo Jimenez will start for the Orioles. The Cardinals then will have their final day off until the All-Star break on Monday before opening a three-game series in Philadelphia.