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Diamondbacks 5, Cardinals 2

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The Cardinals' champagne was kept on ice Saturday night, as the Diamondbacks played spoiler, with two home runs from Mark Trumbo meaning the NL Central title was not decided on the penultimate day of the season.

Ralph Freso

Wade Miley wasn't exactly at his best, struggling with his control again. However, he proved pretty good at pitching out of the trouble into which he pitched himself, allowing two runs over five innings. Miley scattered six hits and three walks, striking out six - he wasn't helped by a two-base wild pitch which allowed a St. Louis runner to score the tying run, all the way from second. Randall Delgado got an extended outing for his final appearance of the year, working three scoreless innings on one hit.

On offense, Mark Trumbo had his first multi-homer game as a Diamondback. He went back-to-back with David Peralta in the first inning, as Arizona jumped out to a 2-0 lead, and then untied the game in the seventh inning, with a three-run shot, giving him 14 for the year. Peralta had a three-hit night, while A.J. Pollock had a couple of hits, and Ender Inciarte went 1-for-5, but that was enough to extend his hitting streak to 15 games. The victory means the Cardinals' magic number for the NL Central remains at one, as we head into the final day of the regular campaign.