Adam Wainwright, wearing his beltless pants high with the red socks showing, in part to honor of the 1982 World Series champion Cardinals who were on hand, went old-school on the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday night at Busch Stadium.

First, Wainwright pitched nine innings, almost unheard of these days, and rushed through the match in a throwback time of 2 hours 19 minutes. Wainwright also had two hits, one a run-scoring double, conjuring up images of days when starting pitchers actually could swing the bat.

Wainwright's double actually provided the winning run as the Cardinals rode a four-run third inning to a 6-1 win over the sagging Brewers. After a horrible start hitting, Wainwright has gone four for his last nine and nudged his average over .100 at .136.