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At 5 hours and 32 minutes, it was the longest home game in Diamondbacks history as far as time elapsed and tied for the longest at home in terms of innings.
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"This is the kind of game you remember as the season goes," Pennington said. "Two weeks from now, if we find ourselves down by four in the sixth, it will be like we have done this before."
Yadier Molina drove in three runs, including a leadoff home run that put St. Louis up 8-7 in the seventh, but Aaron Hill's RBI single tied it at 8 before both teams scored a run in the 12th.
"We put up nine runs and got a lot of hits," the Cardinals' Allen Craig said. "We had some spots where we could have got some more. We just couldn't get it done. That was just a great game, though, to be part of.''
Pennington was 0 for 11 to start the season before getting three hits in the extra innings.
The Diamondbacks, who won two of three against the Cardinals, came from behind four times to either take the lead or tie the game.
"Excuse me if I am smiling," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. "The things we practiced on, just being tough mentally, they hung in there. I don't know how many lead changes there were. It was over five hours long, 16 innings. It is just a great contribution. The guys were all there. We didn't panic when we got behind. Just outstanding. Just a great win."
Josh Collmenter (1-0) allowed one run on four hits in five innings to get the victory. He had pitched 1 2/3 innings in the team's 6-1 loss on Tuesday night.
"I felt good," Collmenter said. "It was part adrenaline, part wanting to keep in the game for the team. I think we were down to one guy and I wanted to go as long as I could. Health-wise I felt good. My arm felt good. In that situation, you don't want to let the guys down."
Fernando Salas (0-1), the last pitcher available in the St. Louis bullpen, took the loss.
In the 16th, Kubel drew a leadoff walk. Ian Kennedy, Arizona's opening day starter, pinch hit for Collmenter and put down a sacrifice bunt to move Kubel to second. That brought up Pennington, whose single to center finally ended it.
"We had some chances to finish it off. They did, too," St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said. "It was just one of those back and forth to see who's standing at the end."
Daniel Descalo tied his career high with four hits for St. Louis, including two doubles.
Paul Kozma's RBI single off Collmenter put St. Louis up 9-8 in the 12th, but in the bottom half, Mitchell Boggs allowed a leadoff single to Pennington and hit Eric Chavez in the ribs. Parra's sacrifice bunt advanced the runners then Prado's sacrifice fly tied it at 9.
Arizona's Brandon McCarthy allowed six runs on nine hits in five-plus innings in his first outing since sustaining a horrific head injury last Sept. 5.
McCarthy, while pitching for Oakland, took a line drive to the side of his head off the bat of Erick Aybar of the Los Angeles Angels, sustaining what the Athletics described at the time as life-threatening injuries. McCarthy was hospitalized and underwent surgery after sustaining an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture.
He signed with Arizona as a free agent in the offseason.
Molina singled in a pair in the Cardinals' four-run third.
Lance Lynn, an 18-game winner last season, had a 4-1 lead after four but never got an out in the fifth.
Parra narrowly missed a second home run with a triple off the wall in left-center, then scored on Lynn's wild pitch. Prado singled, then Hill bounced one over the fence into the pool area in right-center for a ground rule double to put runners at second and third.
Randy Choate relieved Lynn and gave up an RBI sacrifice fly to Miguel Montero. Choate left in favor of right-hander Joe Kelly, whose first pitch was lined by Goldschmidt off the top of the wall in left for a two-run homer that put Arizona up 5-4.
But McCarthy didn't get an out in the sixth. Matt Adams singled and Kozma doubled to put runners at first and second. Left-hander Tony Sipp replaced McCarthy and surrendered a two-run single to Descalso and St. Louis regained the lead 6-5.
|Five hours and 32 minutes after it begins, Jason Kubel ends the game by scoring on Cliff Pennington's 16th-inning single. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|St. Louis Cardinals|
|Jon Jay, CF||8||1||2||0||0||1||2||.250|
|Matt Carpenter, 3B||6||0||0||0||1||3||2||.200|
|Matt Holliday, LF||5||1||1||1||2||1||0||.214|
|Allen Craig, RF-1B||8||1||2||1||0||2||5||.176|
|Yadier Molina, C||7||2||2||3||1||0||4||.308|
|Matt Adams, 1B||6||1||3||0||0||1||2||.500|
|Mitchell Boggs, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Ryan Jackson, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.000|
|Fernando Salas, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.000|
|Pete Kozma, SS||7||1||2||1||0||1||3||.308|
|Daniel Descalso, 2B||7||2||4||2||0||0||2||.357|
|Lance Lynn, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Randy Choate, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Joe Kelly, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Edward Mujica, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Ty Wigginton, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Trevor Rosenthal, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Carlos Beltran, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.167|
|Marc Rzepczynski, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|d- Shane Robinson, PH-RF||2||0||0||0||0||1||3||.333|
|a-struck out for Boggs in the 14th|
|b-flied out for Mujica in the 8th|
|c-grounded out for Rosenthal in the 10th|
|d-struck out for Rzepczynski in the 12th|
|2B - Allen Craig 2 (2, McCarthy, McCarthy), Pete Kozma (1, McCarthy), Daniel Descalso 2 (2, Sipp, Collmenter)|
|HR - Yadier Molina (1, Ziegler)|
|SH - Matt Carpenter (1), Lance Lynn 2 (2), Joe Kelly (1)|
|RBI - Matt Holliday (4), Allen Craig (2), Yadier Molina 3 (3), Pete Kozma (2), Daniel Descalso 2 (3)|
|2-OUT RBI - Matt Holliday (1), Allen Craig (1), Yadier Molina 2 (2)|
|Team LOB - 12|
|St. Louis Cardinals|
|Edward Mujica (H,2)||1||0||0||0||1||1||0||0.00|
|Trevor Rosenthal (BS,1)||2||3||1||1||1||2||0||3.00|
|Mitchell Boggs (BS,1)||2||1||1||1||1||2||0||3.00|
|Fernando Salas (L,0-1)||2.1||2||1||1||1||1||0||11.57|
|IBB - Hill by Mitchell Boggs|
|HBP - Chavez (by Mitchell Boggs)|
|WP - Lance Lynn (1)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Lance Lynn 94-53, Randy Choate 4-2, Joe Kelly 26-14, Edward Mujica 24-14, Trevor Rosenthal 39-26, Marc Rzepczynski 27-17, Mitchell Boggs 27-15, Fernando Salas 44-25|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Lance Lynn 3-6, Joe Kelly 2-2, Trevor Rosenthal 3-1, Mitchell Boggs 2-2, Fernando Salas 3-3|
|Batters Faced - Lance Lynn 21, Randy Choate 1, Joe Kelly 9, Edward Mujica 4, Trevor Rosenthal 10, Marc Rzepczynski 7, Mitchell Boggs 9, Fernando Salas 10|
|Gerardo Parra, RF-CF||7||3||3||1||0||1||3||.500|
|Martin Prado, 3B-LF||7||2||3||3||0||0||1||.313|
|Aaron Hill, 2B||7||1||2||1||1||0||0||.286|
|Miguel Montero, C||6||0||1||1||1||2||2||.333|
|Paul Goldschmidt, 1B||8||1||3||2||0||3||3||.286|
|Jason Kubel, LF-RF||7||1||1||0||1||3||4||.250|
|A.J. Pollock, CF||3||0||0||0||0||1||2||.333|
|Brad Ziegler, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Eric Hinske, PH||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.000|
|David Hernandez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|J.J. Putz, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Alfredo Marte, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Matt Reynolds, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Wil Nieves, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.000|
|Josh Collmenter, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.000|
|d- Ian Kennedy, PH||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Cliff Pennington, SS||6||1||3||1||2||0||2||.214|
|Brandon McCarthy, P||1||0||0||0||1||1||2||.000|
|Tony Sipp, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Eric Chavez, 3B||3||1||1||0||0||0||1||.250|
|Josh Wilson, 3B||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|a-walked for Ziegler in the 7th|
|b-grounded out for Putz in the 9th|
|c-struck out for M. Reynolds in the 11th|
|d-hit a sacrifice bunt for Collmenter in the 16th|
|2B - Aaron Hill (1, Lynn)|
|3B - Gerardo Parra (1, Lynn)|
|HR - Gerardo Parra (1, Lynn), Martin Prado (1, Kelly), Paul Goldschmidt (1, Kelly)|
|SF - Martin Prado (1), Miguel Montero (2)|
|SH - Gerardo Parra (1), Ian Kennedy (1)|
|RBI - Gerardo Parra (1), Martin Prado 3 (4), Aaron Hill (1), Miguel Montero (3), Paul Goldschmidt 2 (2), Cliff Pennington (1)|
|SB - Gerardo Parra (1, 2nd base off Salas/Molina)|
|Team LOB - 15|
|E - Cliff Pennington (1, Throwing)|
|Tony Sipp (BS,1)||0.2||1||1||1||1||1||0||9.00|
|Josh Collmenter (W,1-0)||5||4||1||1||2||5||0||1.35|
|IBB - Holliday by Josh Collmenter|
|HBP - Holliday (by Brandon McCarthy)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Brandon McCarthy 73-59, Tony Sipp 13-8, Brad Ziegler 18-10, David Hernandez 10-8, J.J. Putz 15-9, Matt Reynolds 22-13, Josh Collmenter 77-47|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brandon McCarthy 8-6, Tony Sipp 1-0, Brad Ziegler 2-1, David Hernandez 1-1, Matt Reynolds 3-2, Josh Collmenter 4-6|
|Batters Faced - Brandon McCarthy 25, Tony Sipp 4, Brad Ziegler 6, David Hernandez 3, J.J. Putz 4, Matt Reynolds 6, Josh Collmenter 21|
|Attendance - 26896|
|Game Time - 5:32|
|Temperature - 83|
|Umpires - Home - Brian Knight, First Base - Mark Carlson, Second Base - Gerry Davis, Third Base - Dan Iassogna|