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Young, Diamondbacks down Cardinals

Apr 13, 2011 - 6:48 AM Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Chris Young went 3-for-4 with three runs batted in and Justin Upton belted a three-run homer, as Arizona beat St. Louis, 13-8, in a high-scoring middle game of a three-game set.

"We had to go out there and slug it out," Upton said. "We were able to win the battle."

Juan Miranda also had a three-run shot for the Diamondbacks, who lost the first game to St. Louis 8-2 on Monday. Armando Galarraga (2-0) got the win in five innings, despite allowing five runs on nine hits.

Lance Berkman, David Freese and Colby Rasmus each had a solo blast for the Cardinals, who had a two-game winning streak snapped.

Chris Carpenter (0-2) is still in search of his first win of the season after getting roughed up for eight runs on eight hits in four innings.

Neither teams had trouble scoring in this one as the Diamondbacks plated 13 runs on 14 hits, while St. Louis posted 16 hits.

"It was a tough day for pitchers," Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said.

Trailing by four, 9-5, in the sixth, the Cardinals put up three runs to make it interesting.

John Jay walked, and Ryan Theriot and Rasmus each singled to start the inning. Jay scored on Rasmus' hit and the Cardinals had two runners on with the meat of their lineup, Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday, up. However, Kam Mikolio fanned both batters.

Berkman didn't follow suit, though, lining a shot into center to plate Theriot and Freese knocked in Rasmus to cap off the rally.

The Diamondbacks countered right back, though, during their turn in the sixth to pin up four runs. Three of them came from Miranda's homer into right center and Arizona was back in the driver's seat.

Neither teams were able to score the rest of the way, giving the home team the win.

Arizona scored twice during the bottom of the first as Stephen Drew and Young each drove in runs. But St. Louis would answer in its next at-bat with back- to-back homers from Berkman and Freese.

The offense continued to flourish during the bottom of the second as Arizona posted three runs to take a 5-2 lead. With two outs, Willie Bloomquist doubled, Kelly Johnson was hit by a pitch and Upton brought them both home with a towering shot deep into the concourse in left.

The two teams traded runs in the third, making it a 6-3 game. The home team then extended it to a five-run lead in the fourth on Young's two-run homer.

Holliday's single scored Theriot in the fifth. During the same inning, St. Louis looked to have a possible big rally again, with the bases loaded, however, the club only scored one when Skip Schumaker drew a walk to force Pujols home for a 8-5 game.

Arizona added a run during the bottom of the inning, before giving up the big lead and then regaining it again.

Game Notes

Arizona manager Kirk Gibson was ejected during the third following a confrontation with home plate ump Bob Davidson over a swinging strike call on Russell Branyan...St. Louis was 5-4 against the D'Backs last season...Pujols finished 3-for-5 for the Cardinals, who also got three hits from Theriot.






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    Cardinals 8, Diamondbacks 13  FinalApr 13 4:30 PM


  • ST. LOUIS: 8
    ARIZONA: 13
    Final

    Apr 13 1:01 AM
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    Cardinals 8, Diamondbacks 13  Top 9, 2 OutsApr 13 12:58 AM


  • Pinch-Hitter Juan Miranda one-out, three-run Home Run (1) to right center scored Miguel Montero and Ryan Roberts. Willie Bloomquist due up.

    Cardinals 8, Diamondbacks 13  Bot 6, 1 OutApr 13 12:12 AM


  • Ryan Roberts doubled to left scored Russell Branyan. Runners on second and third with one out and Joe Paterson due up.

    Cardinals 8, Diamondbacks 10  Bot 6, 1 OutApr 13 12:09 AM


  • David Freese singled to center scored Colby Rasmus. Runners on first and second with two outs and Skip Schumaker due up.

    Cardinals 8, Diamondbacks 9  Top 6, 2 OutsApr 12 11:52 PM


  • Lance Berkman singled to center scored Ryan Theriot. Runners on first and third with two outs and David Freese due up.

    Cardinals 7, Diamondbacks 9  Top 6, 2 OutsApr 12 11:49 PM


  • Colby Rasmus singled to right scored Jon Jay. Runners on first and third with none out and Albert Pujols due up.

    Cardinals 6, Diamondbacks 9  Top 6, 0 OutsApr 12 11:43 PM


  • Pinch-Hitter Melvin Mora sacrifice fly out to left scored Miguel Montero. On the play, Ryan Roberts advances to second on the throw. Runner on second with one out and Willie Bloomquist due up.

    Cardinals 5, Diamondbacks 9  Bot 5, 1 OutApr 12 11:25 PM
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    Cardinals 5, Diamondbacks 8  Mid 5Apr 12 11:19 PM


  • Skip Schumaker walk scored Albert Pujols on the play. Bases loaded with two outs and Yadier Molina due up.

    Cardinals 5, Diamondbacks 8  Top 5, 2 OutsApr 12 11:18 PM


  • Matt Holliday singled to center scored Ryan Theriot. Runners on first and second with one out and Lance Berkman due up.

    Cardinals 4, Diamondbacks 8  Top 5, 1 OutApr 12 11:11 PM


  • Chris Young two-out, two-run Home Run (3) to left center scored Stephen Drew. Russell Branyan due up.

    Cardinals 3, Diamondbacks 8  Bot 4, 2 OutsApr 12 11:00 PM


  • Armando Galarraga grounded out short to first scored Chris Young. Runners on second and third and with two outs and Willie Bloomquist due up.

    Cardinals 3, Diamondbacks 6  Bot 3, 2 OutsApr 12 10:46 PM


  • Colby Rasmus lead-off Home Run (2) to right. Albert Pujols due up.

    Cardinals 3, Diamondbacks 5  Top 3, 0 OutsApr 12 10:31 PM


  • Stephen Drew grounded out short to first to end the inning.

    Cardinals 2, Diamondbacks 5  End 2Apr 12 10:29 PM


  • Skip Schumaker doubled to left center. Runner on second with none out and Yadier Molina due up.

    Cardinals 2, Diamondbacks 2  Top 2, 0 OutsApr 12 10:11 PM


  • Lance Berkman lead-off Home Run (3) to right. David Freese due up.

    Cardinals 1, Diamondbacks 2  Top 2, 0 OutsApr 12 10:09 PM


  • Chris Young singled to center scored Stephen Drew. On the play, Young advances to second on the throw. Runner on second with two outs and Russell Branyan due up.

    Cardinals 0, Diamondbacks 2  Bot 1, 2 OutsApr 12 10:00 PM


  • Stephen Drew doubled to center scored Justin Upton. Runner on second with two outs and Chris Young due up.

    Cardinals 0, Diamondbacks 1  Bot 1, 2 OutsApr 12 9:57 PM


  • ST. LOUIS: 0
    ARIZONA: 0
    Top 1, 1 Out

    Apr 12 9:43 PM