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Phoenix (AP) — Yadia Molina hits a double in the 10th inning to beat St. Louis Cardinals …
Phoenix (AP) — Yadier Molina hit a double in the 10th inning, beating St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 over the 11-game losing streak Arizona Diamondbacks.
38-year-old Molina defeated a one-out double on the left field line, out of reach of the diving Eduardo Escobar. With this hit, Paul Goldschmidt started the inning from second base. Daniel Ponce de Leon threw 10 unscored times in his first save of the season.
The Cardinals broke the 4-0 lead but won. Carlos Martinez was a no-hitter no-run up to the seventh inning, and Tyler O’Neill hit a two-run home run on his return from the disabled list.
Diamondbacks turned back with a big seven. The first six batters were interrupted by Pavin Smith’s two-run double to reach the base and close the deficit to 4-3. Smith grew up again in the 8th inning, driving a tying double into the left center gap and scoring Ketel Marte.
Martinez was brilliant up to 6 innings, but was in trouble in the 7th inning, allowing 3 consecutive hits and withdrawing from the match after David Peralta’s RBI double. He allowed six strikeouts and three earned runs.
Génesis Cabrera saved Martinez, but brought all three batters he faced to the base and reduced Cardinals’ lead to 4-3 with Smith’s doubles. Ryan Helsley was big for St. Louis. He held it 4-3, overtaking Carson Kelly and Andy Young with a 99 mph fastball, and Josh Rojas hit a harmless ground out on second base.
Smith drew in the 8th inning, meaning that Molina’s big double in the 10th inning was needed to win.
O’Neill was out of the lineup for nearly two weeks due to a broken left middle finger, so he crushed a 451-foot home run into the centerfield at his first at-bat. The ball was on the scoreboard above the 413-foot sign. It bounced back in the center.
Martinez retired the first nine batters, including six strikeouts. He didn’t allow the base runner until Rojas walked first.
John Duplantier of Arizona was transferred to the starting role on Thursday after Matt Peacock was injured by a disease other than COVID-19. The 26-year-old Big League starter in 2019. This is the first time since 15 appearances including 3 times.
The right-handed batter got off to a good start and defeated lead-off batter Tommy Edman with three balls. However, he was in trouble for the second time, gave up O’Neill’s Long Homer, and walked Goldschmidt with his base loaded.
Alex Reyes (3-1) won the scoreless 9th place. Stefan Crichton (0-4) allowed Molina to double in the 10th inning.
Duplantier became the 11th D-Bucks pitcher to start 51 games on the mound this season. Three of the team’s major starters are on the disabled list: Zac Gallen, Luke Weaver, and Taylor Weaver. Only Madison Bumgarner and Merrill Kelly took every turn in rotation this season.
Cardinals: O’Neill (fracture of the left middle finger) was activated from the 10-day injured list. INF John Nogowski was optionally selected for Triple A Memphis. O’Neill started in the left field and hit sixth in the lineup.
Diamondbacks: Weaver (stiff shoulders) has been moved to the 60-day disabled list. Director Torey Lovullo said Wednesday that Weaver wouldn’t throw for at least four weeks and would be reassessed after that …. RHP Corbin Martin was elected as an option for Triple A Reno and LHP Ryan Buffter replaced the roster. It was called.
D-Bucks will send Bumgarner (4-4, 4.53) to the mound on Friday to face Cardinals’ RHP Johan Oviedo (0-2, ERA 5.74).
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