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Goldschmidt slams again, Diamondbacks rout Cardinals

CBSSports.com wire reports
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ST. LOUIS -- Another day, another big swing for Paul Goldschmidt.

The slugging first baseman belted his second grand slam in five days, Wade Miley bounced back from his two worst outings of the season and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the St. Louis Cardinals 10-3 on Wednesday night.

Arizona has won four of five. St. Louis, with the best record in the majors, dropped back-to-back games for the first time since April 28-29.

Goldschmidt became the first Arizona player with two slams on the same road trip. He hit one in a 12-4 victory at the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.

"Sometimes you come through and sometimes you don't," he said. "I just show up and try to take a good at-bat."

Goldschmidt also hit a go-ahead single in the 14th inning to beat St. Louis on Tuesday night. He has a team-best 14 home runs and leads the NL with 53 RBI, including 12 in his past five games.

"I feel like every time I come up there I have men on base," said Goldschmidt, who went 2 for 5 to raise his batting average to .336. "I've had a lot of opportunities."

Although Goldschmidt is uncomfortable talking about his exploits, Arizona manager Kirk Gibson is happy to sing his praises.

"He's on a roll and he's really carrying us," Gibson said. "He's got a great approach up there. He's a huge cog for us and he's getting better."

Goldschmidt's offense helped Miley (4-5) get back on track. He gave up three runs and 11 hits in 6 2/3 innings after allowing seven earned runs in each of his previous two starts.

"I just went out and pitched and tried not to think about anything," Miley said. "Go right at the guys and get ahead. I wanted to get as deep into the game as I could."

Martin Prado had two doubles and scored twice for the Diamondbacks. Willie Bloomquist added two hits.

The Diamondbacks' 10-run outburst is their most in St. Louis since scoring 17 runs on April 17, 2001.

Joe Kelly (0-3), making his first start of the season, gave up one earned run in 5 2/3 innings. He made 16 appearances of out of the bullpen this season, but was forced into a spot start due to a day-night doubleheader on Saturday.

"Joe did a good job for us, we needed that," St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said.

Kelly threw 80 pitches and kept the Cardinals close while he was in the game.

"I was happy with it," Kelly said. "I was just trying to go out there and give the team everything I could."

Matt Carpenter had four hits for the Cardinals, running his career-best hitting streak to 14 games.

The Diamondbacks erupted for five runs in the seventh off just-called up right-hander Maikel Cleto to make it 7-1. Wil Nieves had an RBI single before Goldschmidt hit his 421-foot slam.

Gerardo Parra keyed Arizona's three-run eighth with a two-run single.

David Freese extended his hitting streak to a career-best 15 games with a single in the St. Louis sixth. It's the longest current run in the majors.

Notes

  • The start of the game was delayed 46 minutes by rain.
  • St. Louis C Yadier Molina served a one-game suspension. He was ejected for bumping umpire Mike Everitt on Sunday. Molina, who was originally going to appeal the decision, caught all 14 innings in a 7-6 loss to Arizona on Tuesday.
  • St. Louis rookie RHP Shelby Miller (6-3, 1.82 ERA) will face Ian Kennedy (3-3, 4.74) on Thursday in the final game of the four-game series.
 
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After two rough outings, Arizona's Wade Miley scatters 11 hits in 6 2/3 innings and earns his first victory since May 8.  (USATSI)
After two rough outings, Arizona's Wade Miley scatters 11 hits in 6 2/3 innings and earns his first victory since May 8. (USATSI)

Players of the Game
Arizona

P. Goldschmidt
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 4
St. Louis

M. Carpenter
AB 5
R 0
H 4
HR 0
RBI 0
 
Arizona Diamondbacks
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gerardo Parra, CF5112000 .302
    Tony Sipp, P0000000 .000
Willie Bloomquist, 2B4221000 .611
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B5124023 .336
Jason Kubel, LF4010110 .248
Cody Ross, RF5000024 .257
Martin Prado, 3B4220000 .256
   a- Josh Wilson, PH-3B1000011 .196
Didi Gregorius, SS2111000 .317
   b- Cliff Pennington, PH-SS1000001 .220
Wil Nieves, C4221011 .395
Wade Miley, P3000012 .100
    Brad Ziegler, P0000000 .000
   c- Eric Hinske, PH0100100 .186
    Will Harris, P0000000 .000
    A.J. Pollock, CF0000000 .268
Totals381011928  
a-struck out for Prado in the 9th
b-grounded out for Gregorius in the 9th
c-walked for Ziegler in the 8th
Batting
2B - Martin Prado 2 (11, Kelly, Choate)
HR - Paul Goldschmidt (14, Cleto)
RBI - Gerardo Parra 2 (19), Willie Bloomquist (1), Paul Goldschmidt 4 (53), Didi Gregorius (13), Wil Nieves (8)
2-OUT RBI - Gerardo Parra 2 (7), Willie Bloomquist (1), Paul Goldschmidt 4 (15)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Jason Kubel 1
DP - Prado-Bloomquist-Goldschmidt, Prado-Bloomquist-Goldschmidt
E - Cliff Pennington (5, Dropped fly)
Arizona Diamondbacks
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wade Miley (W,4-5) 6.21133130 4.92
Brad Ziegler 0.1000000 2.63
Will Harris 1000020 2.89
Tony Sipp 1100000 4.15
Pitches-Strikes - Wade Miley 95-63, Brad Ziegler 1-1, Will Harris 10-8, Tony Sipp 10-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Wade Miley 9-5, Brad Ziegler 1-0, Will Harris 1-0
Batters Faced - Wade Miley 29, Brad Ziegler 1, Will Harris 3, Tony Sipp 5
St. Louis Cardinals
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matt Carpenter, 2B-RF5040000 .333
Carlos Beltran, RF4012012 .306
    Daniel Descalso, 2B1000002 .255
Matt Holliday, LF3110111 .250
    Ty Wigginton, LF0000000 .200
Allen Craig, 1B3010011 .312
   a- Matt Adams, PH-1B1000000 .306
David Freese, 3B4010011 .279
Shane Robinson, CF3021001 .213
    Maikel Cleto, P1000010 .000
Tony Cruz, C4000001 .160
Pete Kozma, SS4110002 .245
Joe Kelly, P2000000 .000
    Randy Choate, P0000000 .000
    Jon Jay, CF2110000 .240
Totals37312315  
a-grounded out for Craig in the 8th
Batting
2B - Matt Carpenter (19, Miley)
RBI - Carlos Beltran 2 (40), Shane Robinson (4)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Kozma-M. Carpenter-Craig
E - Matt Holliday (1, Dropped line drive)
St. Louis Cardinals
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Joe Kelly (L,0-3) 5.2421120 5.55
Randy Choate 1233010 3.48
Maikel Cleto 2.1555151 19.29
HBP - Gregorius (by Randy Choate), Bloomquist (by Maikel Cleto), Gregorius (by Maikel Cleto)
Pitches-Strikes - Joe Kelly 80-50, Randy Choate 25-17, Maikel Cleto 59-32
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Joe Kelly 8-6, Randy Choate 2-1, Maikel Cleto 1-1
Batters Faced - Joe Kelly 21, Randy Choate 7, Maikel Cleto 15
Game Information
Attendance - 40792
Game Time - 3:04
Temperature - 70
Umpires - Home - Paul Nauert, First Base - Angel Hernandez, Second Base - Jordan Baker, Third Base - Dana DeMuth