St. Louis 9, Arizona 6

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, May 7, 2012 9:40 PM
Location - Chase Field
Temperature - 88°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Schrieber, First Base - Tim Welke, Second Base - Lazaro Diaz, Third Base - Mike Everitt,
Attendance - 26447

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
St. Louis 3 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 9 13 0
Arizona 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 12 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 18-11 8-4 10-7 W2
Arizona 14-16 6-8 8-8 L3

Recap


Cardinals 9, Diamondbacks 6: Carlos Beltran and Matt Holliday belted back-to-back home runs in the third inning and Allen Craig and David Freese followed suit in the seventh as visiting St. Louis outslugged reeling Arizona.

Rafael Furcal collected three hits - including a homer to lead off the game for the Cardinals, who have scored 17 runs in their last two contests.

Lance Lynn (6-0) became baseball's first six-game winner after scattering three hits and striking out seven in five innings.

Arizona's slumbering bats awoke in a six-run sixth inning as Cody Ransom belted a two-run homer and Ryan Roberts added a two-run double.

The Diamondbacks failed to score again as Jason Motte stranded a pair of runners in the ninth for his fifth save.

Joe Saunders (2-2) matched his season total by allowing seven runs to take the loss. He also yielded nine hits in 3 1/3 innings for Arizona, which has dropped five of its last six overall and eight of 10 at Chase Field this season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: J.C. Romero relieved Lynn and did not record an out. The former Philadelphia Phillies reliever allowed five runs on four hits in the sixth inning. ... Craig homered for the second time in as many games. Prior to the outburst, Craig hadn't gone deep since Game 7 of the World Series.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   Arizona
Lance Lynn Player Joe Saunders
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 3.1
7 Strikeouts 2
3 Hits 9
0.00 ERA 16.20
Hitting
St. Louis   Arizona
Rafael Furcal Player A.J. Pollock
3 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
6 TB 2
.600 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 13 5 30 .333 19 2 9 4 1 0
Arizona 12 1 18 .316 25 13 6 5 1 2

Upcoming Games

  • Arizona will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Diamondbacks have a W/L % of .533 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Arizona. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .588 after a win and .667 after a loss.