Wainwright named top NL pitcher for August

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright was named the National League Pitcher of the Month on Tuesday.

Wainwright went 5-0 over five starts in September, pitching 39 innings and posting a 1.38 earned run average during that span.

He also tossed two complete games, including a seven-hit shutout of Milwaukee on Sept. 17. His last start of the season against the Cubs on Sept. 22 saw him win his 20th game of the season to match a career-high.

The 33-year-old went 20-9 with a 2.38 ERA over 32 starts this season.

This was his second monthly award, also winning it in June, 2013.