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(KSDK Sports) -- On Wednesday, mlb.com announced that Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright was voted the National League Pitcher of the Month for the month of June.

In June, Wainwright went 4-2, leading the league with 45.2 innings pitched and tying for the N.L. lead in wins. The right-hander allowed just nine earned runs in his six outings, posting a 1.77 ERA, which was the fourth-lowest mark among qualifying N.L. starters.

Wainwright fanned 40 during the month, which was tied for the League's fifth-highest total. He allowed just six free passes and opposing batters hit just .220 against him.

On Saturday, June 29th, Wainwright allowed just a single earned run over 9.0 innings of work while striking out eight in a 7-1 victory at Oakland. The Cards' ace needed just 112 pitches to dispatch the Athletics in what was his fourth complete game of the season and second during the month of June.

Wainwright went 6.2 innings in his June 23rd start against Texas, allowing just two runs (one earned), but took the loss as the Cards fell to the Rangers, 2-1.