Padres shell Adam Wainwright, Cardinals early in big win

Veteran St. Louis right-hander Adam Wainwright had given up three home runs to Padres hitters in 82 1/3 innings in his career, but on Saturday night, he surrendered three homers to the first 14 Padres he faced.

Former Cardinal Tommy Pham, Ha-Seong Kim and Austin Nola all homered in the first three innings as the host Padres shot out to a 6-0 lead en route to a 13-3 win.

Pham, whose only extra-base hit this season was a double on April 18, followed a walk to Jake Cronenworth with a two-run homer in the first.

Kim hit his second homer of the season in the second to make it 3-0, and Nola, who had a career-high six RBIs, followed a single by Cronenworth and a walk to Pham with his first homer of the season in the third.

Nola highlighted the Padres’ four-run sixth inning with a run-scoring double, and had a two-run RBI single off Cardinals’ second baseman Matt Carpenter, who was used in relief in the seventh.

In Carpenter’s first appearance on the mound, he gave up two hits and hit a batter in 1 1/3 innings.

The Cardinals’ three runs came on solo homers by Yadier Molina (No. 6 in the fourth), Nolan Arenado (No. 8 in the sixth) and Harrison Bader (No. 4 in the seventh).

The Padres had a season-high 17 hits. Nola, Cronenworth and Trent Grisham each had three hits.

Wainwright (2-4) took the loss, giving up six runs on eight hits and three walks with two strikeouts in four innings.

Padres starter Chris Paddack allowed a run on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts in four innings, before departing on a pitch limit.

Right-hander Miguel Diaz (2-0) allowed a run on two hits with a walk and three strikeouts to get the win.