Lamb, Marte homer to lift Diamondbacks past Cardinals 4-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) Paul Goldschmidt had a chance to come through with a big hit against his old team. Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Yoan Lopez made sure it didn't happen.

Jake Lamb and Ketel Marte homered, Robbie Ray allowed just two hits over 6 1/3 innings, and the Diamondbacks beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 on Friday night.

After allowing an unearned run in the eighth, Lopez faced Goldschmidt with two on and two out and the slugger standing at the plate representing the go-ahead run. But after a five-pitch at-bat, Lopez got Goldschmidt to ground out to third to end the threat.

''I think Paul is the right guy in the right spot at any time, any situation when the game's on the line,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. ''We made pitches when we had to. We executed, and got the big outs and that's the name of the game.''

Goldschmidt went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts in his first game against Arizona since being traded from the Diamondbacks to the Cardinals last December.

''You understand where the game is,'' Goldschmidt said. ''I was just trying to get on base. If I could just get (Matt Carpenter) up there who knows what happens? You can't force it. In those situations you try not to do too much and I think over the course of my career I've done a good job of not getting too locked into a situation. Just try to take each at bat, each pitch within itself.''

Ray (7-6) struck out eight and walked two as the Diamondbacks won their fourth straight. He won back-to-back road starts for the first time since May 3-8 and improved to 9-0 when starting on six-plus days of rest dating back to 2015.

Ray also improved to 2-1 with a 1.41 ERA in four career starts at Busch Stadium.

''I'm just getting ahead of guys, pounding the zone, and when I get ahead of guys putting them away, not letting them stay around too long,'' Ray said. ''I felt like I managed the game, managed my pitch count early in this game, got a lot of weak contact. Even with guys on base I was able to get some weak contact, ground balls, pop ups. ''

Yoshihisa Hirano finished the seventh and Lopez the eighth before Greg Holland earned his 15th save in 19 tries.

Lamb's second homer of the season off Andrew Miller (3-4) broke a 1-1 tie in the seventh to help send the Cardinals to their third straight loss. Lamb now has two home runs in the last six days.

''I've faced him (Miller) a few times and he's completely dominated me,'' Lamb said. ''He's been doing it for a while to the whole league. To get a swing off like that felt good, especially in that situation.''

Marte's two-run shot in the eighth extended the lead and proved to be the game-winning RBI. He extended his hit safely streak to six games.

Christian Walker sent a 92 mph fastball into the left field bullpen to give the Diamondbacks a 1-0 lead in the fourth. Walker has hit in six straight games and has four homers and 11 RBIs during that span.

Daniel Ponce de Leon, who was named the starter by the Cardinals earlier in the day for an ailing Adam Wainwright, gave up one run over a season-high 6 2/3 innings. He allowed three hits, struck out seven and didn't walk a batter.

Matt Wieters tied the game for the Cardinals with an opposite-field home run in the fifth. It was his third homer in his last six games.

LATE SCRATCH

Wainwright was pulled from the starting lineup due to back spasms. He wasn't put on the Injured List and Shildt said he could make his next start as early as Sunday.

''I don't think he's going to skip a turn,'' Shildt said. ''I think you could see him potentially go in a couple of days.''

TRAINING ROOM

Diamondbacks: RHP Taylor Clark (lower back inflammation) will make a rehab start at High-A Visalia on Saturday and will throw 70 to 75 pitches. OF David Peralta (right AC joint inflammation) hopes to resume baseball activities on Monday.

Cardinals: C Yadier Molina (right thumb strain) was placed on the Injured List on Thursday retroactive to July 8.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: RHP Merrill Kelly (7-8, 4.03 ERA) will get the start in the second of a three-game series at St. Louis on Saturday night. He is 2-1 with a 2.45 ERA in his last four road starts.

Cardinals: RHP Dakota Hudson (7-4, 3.51 ERA) will make his first career appearance against Arizona. He earned the win, giving up three runs in five innings in his last start against San Francisco on July 5.

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  • W: R. Ray (7-6)L: A. Miller (3-4)S: G. Holland (15)
  • HR: ARI - K. Marte (21), J. Lamb (2), C. Walker (18), STL - M. Wieters (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Dyson LF40000011.252.337.361.698-0.5
K. Marte CF41121000.310.358.564.9227.0
E. Escobar 2B-3B40100010.295.352.540.8920.5
C. Walker 1B41111021.263.332.510.8425.0
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G. Holland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Jones RF40000020.260.308.436.744-1.0
J. Lamb 3B-1B21111010.233.377.419.7967.5
N. Ahmed SS40200002.265.313.430.7432.0
C. Kelly C30000002.271.350.525.8750.0
R. Ray P20000011.059.059.059.118-0.5
Y. Hirano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- D. Leyba PH01000100.200.333.200.5332.0
I. Vargas 2B00000000.252.291.368.6590.0
  • a-walked for Hirano in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Edman 2B-CF40000023.263.288.509.797-1.0
J. Martinez LF30000113.282.342.420.7620.5
P. DeJong SS40110001.257.342.440.7822.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B40000023.251.339.421.760-1.0
M. Carpenter 3B40100020.216.324.379.7040.0
D. Fowler RF40000011.250.352.422.774-0.5
M. Wieters C31111101.224.280.459.7387.0
H. Bader CF20000020.203.313.355.668-1.0
a- K. Wong PH-2B21100011.246.328.377.7051.5
D. Ponce de Leon P10000110.000.167.000.1670.5
A. Miller P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Gant P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- Y. Munoz PH10000001.303.319.382.7010.0
J. Brebbia P000000001.0001.0001.0002.0000.0
  • a-singled for Bader in the 8th
  • b-hit into fielder's choice for Gant in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - K. Marte (21), C. Walker (18), J. Lamb (2)
  • RBI - K. Marte 2 (55), C. Walker (46), J. Lamb (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Walker (22), J. Lamb (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Walker, C. Kelly, R. Ray
BATTING
  • HR - M. Wieters (6)
  • RBI - P. DeJong (37), M. Wieters (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - P. DeJong (9)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Martinez, P. Goldschmidt 3 (3), M. Wieters, K. Wong
FIELDING
  • E - N. Ahmed (6)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Carpenter-Edman-Goldschmidt; Wong-Goldschmidt)
  • E - J. Martinez (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Ray (W, 7-6)6.12112813.811.3127.0
Y. Hirano (H, 8)0.20000104.011.370.5
Y. Lopez (H, 12)1.02100101.540.971.5
G. Holland (S, 15)1.00001203.191.1910.0
PITCHERSIP
R. Ray (W, 7-6)6.1
Y. Hirano (H, 8)0.2
Y. Lopez (H, 12)1.0
G. Holland (S, 15)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Ponce de Leon6.23110711.990.8220.5
A. Miller (L, 3-4)0.01110014.131.31-7.0
J. Gant1.12221012.540.96-2.0
J. Brebbia1.00000103.051.083.5
PITCHERSIP
D. Ponce de Leon6.2
A. Miller (L, 3-4)0.0
J. Gant1.1
J. Brebbia1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - G. Holland (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Ray 97-65, Y. Hirano 9-5, Y. Lopez 23-19, G. Holland 16-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Ray 6-5, Y. Lopez 3-0, G. Holland 1-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Ray 23, Y. Hirano 2, Y. Lopez 6, G. Holland 4
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. Ponce de Leon, J. Brebbia (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Ponce de Leon 105-69, A. Miller 4-3, J. Gant 20-9, J. Brebbia 8-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Ponce de Leon 5-7, J. Gant 2-2, J. Brebbia 1-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Ponce de Leon 23, A. Miller, J. Gant 7, J. Brebbia 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Dyson LF40000011.252.337.361.698-0.5
K. Marte CF41121000.310.358.564.9227.0
E. Escobar 2B-3B40100010.295.352.540.8920.5
C. Walker 1B41111021.263.332.510.8425.0
Y. Lopez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
G. Holland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Jones RF40000020.260.308.436.744-1.0
J. Lamb 3B-1B21111010.233.377.419.7967.5
N. Ahmed SS40200002.265.313.430.7432.0
C. Kelly C30000002.271.350.525.8750.0
R. Ray P20000011.059.059.059.118-0.5
Y. Hirano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- D. Leyba PH01000100.200.333.200.5332.0
I. Vargas 2B00000000.252.291.368.6590.0
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  • a-walked for Hirano in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Edman 2B-CF40000023.263.288.509.797-1.0
J. Martinez LF30000113.282.342.420.7620.5
P. DeJong SS40110001.257.342.440.7822.0
P. Goldschmidt 1B40000023.251.339.421.760-1.0
M. Carpenter 3B40100020.216.324.379.7040.0
D. Fowler RF40000011.250.352.422.774-0.5
M. Wieters C31111101.224.280.459.7387.0
H. Bader CF20000020.203.313.355.668-1.0
a- K. Wong PH-2B21100011.246.328.377.7051.5
D. Ponce de Leon P10000110.000.167.000.1670.5
A. Miller P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Gant P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- Y. Munoz PH10000001.303.319.382.7010.0
J. Brebbia P000000001.0001.0001.0002.0000.0
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  • a-singled for Bader in the 8th
  • b-hit into fielder's choice for Gant in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - K. Marte (21), C. Walker (18), J. Lamb (2)
  • RBI - K. Marte 2 (55), C. Walker (46), J. Lamb (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Walker (22), J. Lamb (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Walker, C. Kelly, R. Ray
BATTING
  • HR - M. Wieters (6)
  • RBI - P. DeJong (37), M. Wieters (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - P. DeJong (9)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Martinez, P. Goldschmidt 3 (3), M. Wieters, K. Wong
FIELDING
  • E - N. Ahmed (6)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Carpenter-Edman-Goldschmidt; Wong-Goldschmidt)
  • E - J. Martinez (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Ray (W, 7-6)6.12112813.811.3127.0
Y. Hirano (H, 8)0.20000104.011.370.5
Y. Lopez (H, 12)1.02100101.540.971.5
G. Holland (S, 15)1.00001203.191.1910.0
Total9.04213121---
PITCHERSIP
R. Ray (W, 7-6)6.1
Y. Hirano (H, 8)0.2
Y. Lopez (H, 12)1.0
G. Holland (S, 15)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Ponce de Leon6.23110711.990.8220.5
A. Miller (L, 3-4)0.01110014.131.31-7.0
J. Gant1.12221012.540.96-2.0
J. Brebbia1.00000103.051.083.5
Total9.0644183---
PITCHERSIP
D. Ponce de Leon6.2
A. Miller (L, 3-4)0.0
J. Gant1.1
J. Brebbia1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - G. Holland (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Ray 97-65, Y. Hirano 9-5, Y. Lopez 23-19, G. Holland 16-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Ray 6-5, Y. Lopez 3-0, G. Holland 1-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Ray 23, Y. Hirano 2, Y. Lopez 6, G. Holland 4
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. Ponce de Leon, J. Brebbia (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Ponce de Leon 105-69, A. Miller 4-3, J. Gant 20-9, J. Brebbia 8-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Ponce de Leon 5-7, J. Gant 2-2, J. Brebbia 1-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Ponce de Leon 23, A. Miller, J. Gant 7, J. Brebbia 3
  • 8TH INNING
    DeJong reached on an infield single to shortstop, Wong scored, Munoz to third42
    Marte homered to right, Leyba scored41
  • 7TH INNING
    Lamb homered to right21
  • 5TH INNING
    Wieters homered to right11
  • 4TH INNING
    Walker homered to left center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • John Brebbia pitching
    • A. Jones: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
    • J. Lamb: Strike swinging, Ball, Lamb hit by pitch
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ahmed grounded into double play second to first, Lamb out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Greg Holland relieved Yoan Lopez
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Carpenter struck out swinging
    • D. Fowler: Strike swinging, Fowler grounded out to first
    • M. Wieters: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wieters walked
    • K. Wong: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Wieters to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Wong struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Domingo Leyba hit for Yoshihisa Hirano
    • D. Leyba: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Leyba walked
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Dyson popped out to shortstop
    • K. Marte: Marte homered to right, Leyba scored
    • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Escobar grounded out to second
    • C. Walker: Ball, Walker grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Yoan Lopez pitching
    • Kolten Wong hit for Harrison Bader
    • Ildemaro Vargas at second base
    • K. Wong: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Wong singled to center
    • Yairo Munoz hit for John Gant
    • Y. Munoz: Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Munoz reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Wong to second on shortstop Ahmed fielding error
    • T. Edman: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Edman struck out swinging
    • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Foul, Martinez grounded out to shortstop, Wong to third, Munoz to second
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Strike swinging, DeJong reached on an infield single to shortstop, Wong scored, Munoz to third
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Goldschmidt grounded out to third
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 7TH INNING
    • D. Ponce de Leon Pitching:
    • C. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
    • A. Jones: Foul, Jones grounded out to shortstop
    • Andrew Miller relieved Daniel Ponce de Leon
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Lamb homered to right
    • John Gant relieved Andrew Miller
    • N. Ahmed: Ahmed singled to left
    • C. Kelly: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Kelly flied out to center
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Carpenter struck out swinging
    • Yoshihisa Hirano relieved Robbie Ray
    • D. Fowler: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Fowler struck out swinging
    • M. Wieters: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Wieters flied out to deep left
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • D. Ponce de Leon Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Dyson fouled out to third
    • K. Marte: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Marte flied out to left
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Escobar popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • T. Edman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Edman lined out to right
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Martinez walked
    • P. DeJong: Ball, DeJong lined out to shortstop
    • P. Goldschmidt: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Goldschmidt struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • D. Ponce de Leon Pitching:
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Lamb struck out looking
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ahmed singled to left center, Ahmed to second on left fielder Martinez fielding error
    • C. Kelly: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Kelly grounded out to pitcher, Ahmed to third
    • R. Ray: Ball, Foul, Ray grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • D. Fowler: Fowler grounded out to second
    • M. Wieters: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Wieters homered to right
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bader struck out swinging
    • D. Ponce de Leon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ponce de Leon struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • D. Ponce de Leon Pitching:
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Marte flied out to deep center
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
    • C. Walker: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Walker homered to left center
    • A. Jones: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Jones grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Ball, DeJong grounded out to shortstop
    • P. Goldschmidt: Goldschmidt popped out to first
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Carpenter lined out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • D. Ponce de Leon Pitching:
    • C. Kelly: Strike looking, Strike looking, Kelly fouled out to catcher
    • R. Ray: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ray struck out swinging
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Dyson flied out to center
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bader struck out swinging
    • D. Ponce de Leon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ponce de Leon walked
    • T. Edman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Edman reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Ponce de Leon out at second
    • J. Martinez: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Martinez popped out to first
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • D. Ponce de Leon Pitching:
    • A. Jones: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Jones struck out looking
    • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lamb hit by pitch
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ahmed grounded into double play third to second to first, Lamb out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • P. Goldschmidt: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Goldschmidt struck out looking
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Carpenter singled to right
    • D. Fowler: Strike swinging, Fowler reached on fielder's choice to third, Carpenter out at second
    • M. Wieters: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Wieters grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • D. Ponce de Leon Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Dyson struck out swinging
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Marte flied out to left
    • E. Escobar: Foul, Foul, Escobar singled to center
    • C. Walker: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • T. Edman: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Edman struck out looking
    • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
    • P. DeJong: Strike looking, Ball, DeJong grounded out to third
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)