Rookie John Gast also pitched five shutout innings for St. Louis in a 10-4 victory over New York on Tuesday night.
Billy Butler broke out of a severe slump with five hits and five RBIs, and the Kansas City Royals kept Joe Blanton winless in eight starts this season with an 11-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
Ty Wigginton never stopped running on Matt Carpenter's seventh-inning single, and his head-first slide barely beat the tag to snap a tie in the eventual 6-3 victory.
Hiroki Kuroda (5-2) allowed only a sacrifice fly by the Royals' Alex Gordon and an RBI groundout by Alcides Esocbar over 7 2/3 innings. The right-hander at one point went 15 batters without allowing a hit to win for the fifth time in his last six decisions.
Jorge De La Rosa did not allow a hit until David Freese's two-out single in the seventh, answering a pair of pitching gems by St. Louis over the weekend.
After several poor starts, Andy Pettitte pitched seven strong innings Saturday night to lead the Yankees to a 3-2 win.
The Los Angeles Kings won four straight playoff games against the Blues for the second straight season.
Brandon McGee, a rookie cornerback, started his final 24 games at Miami.
A day after Cardinals starter Shelby Miller allowed only one hit in a shutout win, Adam Wainwright took a no-hitter into the eighth inning before finishing with a two-hitter in a 3-0 Cardinals victory.
Dustin Penner scored the tiebreaking goal in the final second of the second period, and the Kings advanced with their fourth straight victory over the Blues, 2-1, in Game 6.
Lyle Overbay finished with a career-high four hits, Ichiro Suzuki had three hits and Chris Nelson drove in a pair of runs for the Yankees, who beat the Royals 11-6 and gave Girardi his 500th win in pinstripes.
St. Louis won 3-0 as rookie pitcher Shelby Miller pitched a complete game, retiring 27 straight after a leadoff single by Eric Young Jr.
The Blues scored late in the third period to tie the game, but the Kings won in overtime.
Jeremy Guthrie (5-0) allowed one earned run, seven hits and three walks in six innings to lower his ERA to 2.28.
With three straight victories heading into Game 6 on Friday night, the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings are on the brink of a remarkable comeback to knock out the Blues.
The Orioles escaped with a 5-3 victory Wednesday night despite allowing two home runs and getting only five hits.
St. Louis is now 5-1 in its last six games and 14-7 on the road.
Jeremy Guthrie lost 60 games over a four-year stretch with the Orioles before being traded to Colorado in February 2012. Now he's back in Baltimore for the first time, poised to face his former team Thursday night as a member of the Kansas City Royals.
Matt Wieters drove in three runs, including the tiebreaker in the eighth inning, and the Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 Tuesday night on a soggy night at Camden Yards.
The Cubs ended the Cardinals' six-game winning streak Tuesday night, which was their longest since an eight-game run July 11-21, 2010.