NEW YORK — Adam Wainwright could smile and laugh on Tuesday night, which meant the St. Louis Cardinals could breathe a giant sigh of relief. Wainwright, the Cardinals’ ace right-hander, dodged serious injury when he suffered a hyperextended right knee trying to field the final out in the seventh inning of St. Louis’ 3-0 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field. “I’ll be all right, just give me a couple of days and everything will be all right,” Wainwright said after he improved to 4-1 and lowered his ERA to 1.46 by extending his scoreless innings streak to 17 innings. Wainwright was efficiently dominating the Mets on a rainy night in Queens when New York center fielder Chris Young popped up Wainwright’s 79th and final pitch into the no man’s land between the pitcher’s mound and first base.
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