Wednesday brought us exactly what most of us need mid-week, a full slate of baseball games. The schedule boasted a decent number of day games which included the Cardinals completing a sweep over division rival Brewers and the A's completing a sweep of their own, over the Rangers thanks to Chad Pinder's two-out walk-off single.

All that and more in our daily roundup.

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Baseball schedule/scores for Wednesday

Cards complete sweep over Brewers

The Cardinals are on a roll. The Cards (15-9) beat National League Central rival Brewers (13-13) 5-2 on Wednesday, winning their fifth straight game and completing the three-game sweep. The Brewers, meanwhile, dropped their fourth straight game and fell to fourth place.

Adam Wainwright allowed one run in six innings for his 150th career victory, while relief pitcher Jordan Hicks closed out the game with the final out, a strikeout of the reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich. Wainwright became only the fifth Cardinals pitcher to reach the mark in 138 seasons. 

St. Louis hasn't had much trouble with one of the toughest schedules to start 2019, and our own Dayn Perry took a closer look at the first-place Cards' first month of play.

Correa comeback?

The Astros took the rubber match of their series with the Twins, and this played a role: 

That's an opposite-field shot from Carlos Correa, his fifth home run of the young season. Correa's coming off a 2018 season in which lower back issues sapped his production to career-worst levels. He was still useful, but he hit well below his established standards. Thus far in 2019, however, he's looking rejuvenated. After Wednesday night's efforts he's now batting .268/.333/.549 -- excellent production, especially by shortstop standards. In related matters, Correa is hitting the ball harder than he did last year and doing more damage on contact. 

With hitters, you always worry that back problems capable of sinking an entire season will linger and alter their career. Thus far, though, Correa's looking like his old self. 

Good pitcher makes bad pitch

Walker Buehler hasn't quite been himself this season, but there's not doubting the young righty's stuff, upside, and excellent rookie campaign of 2018. For a while on Wednesday night in Chicago, he looked like he'd found his level, as he'd blanked the Cubs for 5 2/3. Then, however, with two out and two on in the bottom of the sixth, he made this 0-2 pitch to Javier Baez:  

Austin Barnes wanted that slider low and away, and Buehler put it up and over the inner half. Baez is a free-swinger and then some, and usually it works for him. However, he's a chaser on 0-2, and in that key spot there's no reason to come anywhere near the zone. Buehler though egregiously missed his spot, and Baez flipped the script on this game in a hurry. 

Paddack shuts out Seattle for first big league win

Behind a gem from rookie starter Chris Paddack, the Padres (14-11) won their third straight game, in a 1-0 victory over the Mariners (16-11). It was Paddack's first MLB win, and he looked really good. The 23-year-old righty retired the final 19 batters he faced to cap off his night. Paddack's final line: 7 IP, H, 0 R, BB, 9 SO, HBP, 83 pitches. The hit, walk and hit-by-pitch all came in the first inning. 

Paddack lowered his ERA from 2.25 to 1.67, and became the first pitcher in the Live Ball Era to begin his career with five straight games allowing 3 hits or fewer (while facing at least 15 batters).

In the two-game series, the Padres held MLB's highest-scoring offense to three runs and kept Seattle from adding to its league-best total of 56 home runs.

Hoskins gets revenge

The Phillies whipped the Mets on Wednesday night, just a night after the Mets whipped the Phillies. In that Tuesday night affair, Mets reliever Jacob Rhame raised Philly hackles by twice going up and in on slugger Rhys Hoskins. Here's the scarier of the two: 

That's dangerous stuff, and regardless of whether it was intentional (Rhame has walked five batters in 3 1/3 innings this season) Hoskins' anger is quite understandable. 

Speaking of Hoskins' anger, it was presumably still intact when he faced Rhame again on Tuesday night. You're about to see Hoskins homer off Rhame. That's not a spoiler because the real star of the show is Hoskins' luxuriating home run trot: 

Yeah, that was an act of vengeful savoring on the part of Hoskins. The relevant digits on not the home run itself, but rather the trot: 

#RevengeTrot administered. 

That concludes this particular round of NL East hostilities -- the Phillies avoided the sweep -- but the Phils and the Mets get together 13 more times in 2019. Developing!

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