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Late homer pushes St. Louis Cardinals past Cleveland Indians 4-2

The Tribe led 2-1 in the seventh before Paul DeJong's two-run blast off Bryan Shaw put the Cards ahead.

CLEVELAND — Adam Wainwright won in his first appearance at Progressive Field, Paul DeJong hit a go-ahead homer and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cleveland Indians 4-2.

DeJong's two-out, two-run drive in the seventh inning off Bryan Shaw put St. Louis ahead 3-2. Harrison Bader homered, doubled twice and stole a base as the Cardinals moved back over .500 at 51-50.

Wainwright went seven innings and earned his 175th career victory. This was the 33rd stadium he's pitched in during regular-season play.

José Ramírez homered for Cleveland (49-49), which has lost 16 of 23. Starter Cal Quantrill allowed just one run over six strong innings.

Indians manager Terry Francona returned to the dugout after missing the previous two games with a head cold. His team now sits 9 1/2 games out of first place and 5 1/2 back in the American League Wild Card race.

Cleveland will wrap up this series as well as its six-game homestand Wednesday afternoon. Zach Plesac (5-3, 4.30 ERA) will start for the Tribe against the Cards' Kwang Hyun Kim (6-5, 2.88).

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