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Arizona Diamondbacks 3, St. Louis Cardinals 5

There will be no sweep in St. Louis

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at St. Louis Cardinals Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The Diamondbacks got off to a quick start, pulling ahead in the first on A.J. Pollock’s RBI single. But they weren’t able to take further advantage of wildness by Cardinals’ starter Michael Wacha, who walked three batters in the inning, and St. Louis came right back to tie the game up in the bottom half. Arizona took the lead again in the third, on a Chris Owings single which scored Pollock. However, Zack Greinke again couldn’t post the shutdown inning when the Cardinals came to the plate. They scored four runs, the big blow a three-run homer by Jose Martinez.

Greinke did last into the sixth, being charged with five runs on nine hits, with no walks and five K’s. Matt Koch and Fernando Salas combined for three shutout innings of relief. However, Arizona were held to just five hits, and their only run after the Martinez homer came on an Owings RBI groundout in the eighth. Two of those hits were by Pollock, who also had one of the team’s seven walks, but the D-backs went something like 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position.