St. Louis 7, Arizona 2

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 9:40 PM
Location - Chase Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Lazaro Diaz, First Base - Mike Everitt, Second Base - Paul Schrieber, Third Base - Tim Welke,
Attendance - 27710

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 4 7 15 0
Arizona 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 12 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 20-11 8-4 12-7 W4
Arizona 14-18 6-10 8-8 L5

Recap


Cardinals 7, Diamondbacks 2: Matt Carpenter ripped a pinch-hit, two-run double in the sixth inning to snap a tie and Rafael Furcal had four hits as visiting St. Louis completed a three-game sweep of reeling Arizona.

Matt Holliday had a two-run double and Allen Craig added a two-run homer to provide insurance in the ninth inning for the Cardinals, who have scored 30 runs during their four-game winning streak.

With runners on the corners and two outs, St. Louis manager Mike Matheny opted to send Carpenter to the plate in place of Kyle Lohse (5-1). Carpenter made the move pay off after slicing an offering from rookie Wade Miley (3-1) just past the outstretched glove of left fielder Jason Kubel. David Freese, who had three hits, and Tony Cruz scored to give St. Louis a 3-1 lead.

Lohse allowed one run on seven hits in five innings to pick up the win. Five relievers limited the Diamondbacks to just one run over the final four frames.

Lyle Overbay and Ryan Roberts had three hits apiece, Aaron Hill ripped an RBI double and Miley had a run-scoring single to extend his hitting streak to five games.

Miley permitted three runs on 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings for the Diamondbacks, who dropped their fifth straight game overall and 10th in 12 outings at Chase Field this season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Furcal extended his hitting streak to nine games. ... The Cardinals will enjoy a day off on Thursday before hosting a three-game set versus Atlanta. ... Arizona will return to the diamond Friday when it begins a three-game series versus NL West rival San Francisco.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   Arizona
Kyle Lohse Player Wade Miley
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 5.2
3 Strikeouts 3
7 Hits 10
1.80 ERA 4.76
Hitting
St. Louis   Arizona
Rafael Furcal Player Ryan Roberts
4 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 3
.800 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 15 1 21 .375 16 5 7 2 0 0
Arizona 12 0 15 .333 15 7 2 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Arizona will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Diamondbacks have a W/L % of .533 after a win and .353 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .632 after a win and .667 after a loss.