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Haren offsets pitching problems with four hits for D-Backs

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PHOENIX -- Pitcher Dan Haren wouldn't let an off-night on the mound slow him down at the plate.

Haren had a career-high four hits to overcome a shaky start and help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-7 on Tuesday night.

He tied a franchise record for pitchers with his four hits, set twice by former Diamondback Micah Owings. The last major-league pitcher to get four hits in a game was the Chicago Cubs' Carlos Zambrano on May 23, 2008.

Haren (2-1) gave up seven runs and nine hits in six innings, retiring the last six Cardinals he faced. The Diamondbacks broke a five-game losing streak.

"The team needed a win and I did whatever I could," Haren said. "It was hard to go out there with that lineup having given up seven runs. I'd be lying if I told you that didn't creep into my head, am I going to give up 12 runs? But I did what I could."

Kelly Johnson had three doubles and Mark Reynolds had a three-run homer off Mitchell Boggs (0-1).

Ryan Ludwick homered twice and Albert Pujols added a solo shot for the Cardinals, all off Haren.

The Diamondbacks trailed 2-0, 4-2 and 7-5 before Reynolds' homer in the fourth inning gave them the lead for good.

"Nice to answer like we did," Johnson said. "We haven't done that in the past week and that's nice, that's huge."

St. Louis starter Kyle Lohse gave up seven runs and eight hits in three-plus innings. He walked four. Leading 4-2, Lohse retired the first two Diamondbacks in the third before walking two. Gerardo Parra doubled to right-center field for two runs batted in, and after another walk Haren bounced a two-run single to left for a 5-4 Arizona lead.

"I told Danny after the game that I thought he played as complete a game as I'd ever seen," Arizona manager A.J. Hinch said, admitting that he needed Haren to keep going up to bat because the Diamondbacks have only a four-position player bench.

"I didn't have the command I wanted," Lohse said. "The ball was coming out fine, the velocity was fine I just didn't make quality pitches."

The Cardinals took the lead again on Brendan Ryan's two-run triple in the fourth off Haren, one of five hits in the inning.

The Diamondbacks turned the game over to their struggling bullpen, and it delivered. Juan Gutierrez, who came in with a 9.00 earned run average, pitched two scoreless innings, and Chad Qualls (8.44) struck out two in the ninth for his second save of the season.

"I don't know what more we could have done," Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa said. "We had some great at-bats, we got some runs and we couldn't stop them."

Notes
  • Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero, on the disabled list since April 11 with a partially torn meniscus in his right knee, was in the clubhouse before Tuesday's game and said he's feeling better after getting a second opinion on his injury. He said he's already started doing exercises on his knee though he has yet to start running or squatting, and that watching his team from home has been difficult. "Sometimes I have to shut it down (the TV) and play video games," Montero said.
  • A moment of silence was observed before the game at Chase Field in remembrance of Colorado Rockies president Keli McGregor, who was found dead Tuesday morning. McGregor worked with the Diamondbacks' front office on a new spring training complex project near Scottsdale, Ariz., for both teams.
  • Cardinals catcher Bryan Anderson recorded his first career major league hit, a soft single to right, in the fourth inning. Reynolds is dealing with a sore quadriceps, Hinch said, and is not 100 percent though he finished the game.
 
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Dan Haren gives up seven runs in just six innings, but his four hits help the offense. (US Presswire)
Dan Haren gives up seven runs in just six innings, but his four hits help the offense. (US Presswire)

Players of the Game
St. Louis

R. Ludwick
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 2
RBI 3
Arizona

M. Reynolds
AB 2
R 2
H 1
HR 1
RBI 3
 

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St. Louis Cardinals
Skip Schumaker, 2B5100010 .208
Ryan Ludwick, RF4233000 .333
Albert Pujols, 1B3111100 .321
Matt Holliday, LF4000012 .315
Colby Rasmus, CF3010110 .225
David Freese, 3B4110031 .342
Bryan Anderson, C4110010 .167
Brendan Ryan, SS4112020 .190
Kyle Lohse, P2011010 .286
    Mitchell Boggs, P0000000 .000
   a- Joe Mather, PH1000010 .188
    Kyle McClellan, P0000000 .000
    Dennys Reyes, P0000000 .000
   b- Nick Stavinoha, PH1000010 .222
Totals35797212  
a-struck out for Boggs in the 6th
b-struck out for Reyes in the 9th
Batting
3B - Brendan Ryan (1, Haren)
HR - Ryan Ludwick 2 (3, Haren, Haren), Albert Pujols (6, Haren)
RBI - Ryan Ludwick 3 (8), Albert Pujols (16), Brendan Ryan 2 (3), Kyle Lohse (1)
SB - Colby Rasmus (2, 2nd base off Haren/Snyder)
CS - Ryan Ludwick (2, 2nd base by Haren/Snyder), Colby Rasmus (2, 2nd base by Haren/Snyder)
Team LOB - 3
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Colby Rasmus 1
DP - Freese-Schumaker-Pujols
St. Louis Cardinals
Kyle Lohse 3877410 7.31
Mitchell Boggs (L,0-1) 2311021 5.14
Kyle McClellan 2311310 4.26
Dennys Reyes 1100010 0.00
HBP - Upton (by Mitchell Boggs)
WP - Kyle McClellan (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Kyle Lohse 77-39, Mitchell Boggs 35-19, Kyle McClellan 53-26, Dennys Reyes 12-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kyle Lohse 6-2, Mitchell Boggs 3-1, Kyle McClellan 1-3, Dennys Reyes 2-0
Batters Faced - Kyle Lohse 21, Mitchell Boggs 10, Kyle McClellan 11, Dennys Reyes 4
Arizona Diamondbacks
Kelly Johnson, 2B6130015 .311
Stephen Drew, SS4220104 .314
Justin Upton, RF3101101 .200
Adam LaRoche, 1B5011016 .275
Mark Reynolds, 3B2213301 .220
Chris Young, CF4100114 .236
Gerardo Parra, LF5222010 .259
Chris Snyder, C4011110 .258
Dan Haren, P4041000 .455
    Juan Gutierrez, P0000000 .000
   a- Rusty Ryal, PH1010000 .333
    Chad Qualls, P0000000 .000
Totals38915975  
a-singled for Gutierrez in the 8th
Batting
2B - Kelly Johnson 3 (7, Lohse, Lohse, Boggs), Gerardo Parra 2 (5, Lohse, McClellan)
HR - Mark Reynolds (5, Boggs)
RBI - Justin Upton (5), Adam LaRoche (6), Mark Reynolds 3 (14), Gerardo Parra 2 (4), Chris Snyder (7), Dan Haren (1)
2-OUT RBI - Gerardo Parra 2 (4), Chris Snyder (6), Dan Haren (1)
SB - Justin Upton (3, 3rd base off McClellan/Anderson), Mark Reynolds (1, 2nd base off McClellan/Anderson)
Team LOB - 13
Arizona Diamondbacks
Dan Haren (W,2-1) 6977283 5.19
Juan Gutierrez (H,4) 2000020 6.43
Chad Qualls (S,2) 1000020 7.11
IBB - Pujols by Dan Haren
WP - Dan Haren (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Dan Haren 103-69, Juan Gutierrez 24-18, Chad Qualls 13-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dan Haren 5-4, Chad Qualls 1-0
Batters Faced - Dan Haren 28, Juan Gutierrez 6, Chad Qualls 3
Game Information
Attendance - 19855
Game Time - 3:04
Temperature - 79
Umpires - Home - Gary Cederstrom, First Base - Ed Hickox, Second Base - Field Culbreth, Third Base - Marty Foster