O’Neill homers once more, Playing cards ship D’backs to thirteenth loss in row

Tyler O’Neill homered for a 3rd straight sport, Yadier Molina had three RBIs and the St. Louis Cardinals gained 7-4 on Saturday night time over the Arizona Diamondbacks, who’ve misplaced 13 video games in a row

PHOENIX — Tyler O’Neill can do no flawed for the St. Louis Cardinals today.

On the opposite facet of the sphere, the Arizona Diamondbacks can not seem to do something proper.

O’Neill homered for a 3rd straight sport, Yadier Molina had three RBIs and the Cardinals gained 7-4 on Saturday night time over the Diamondbacks, who’ve misplaced 13 video games in a row.

The Diamondbacks are caught of their longest shedding streak since dropping a franchise-record 14 consecutive video games in 2004. Arizona misplaced 111 video games that season, and this yr is shortly trending in an identical route. The staff’s 18-35 document is the worst within the Nationwide League.

O’Neill has been on a roll since Thursday, when he returned from a stint on the 10-day injured record on account of a fracture in his left center finger. The 25-year-old outfielder added two doubles and completed with three RBIs. He additionally made a diving catch in left that saved a run within the fourth inning, which inspired St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright.

“We’ve seen him do {that a} bunch,” Wainwright mentioned. “You wouldn’t suppose a man as muscle certain as him might achieve this many issues athletically. You wouldn’t know he was such an unimaginable athlete.”

Mentioned Cardinals supervisor Mike Shildt: “That is the type of participant he’s. He can beat you on either side of the baseball.”

Trailing by three within the ninth, the Diamondbacks put their first two batters on base, bringing the tying run to the plate. Cardinals nearer Alex Reyes retired Eduardo Escobar on a flyout and David Peralta and Christian Walker on strikeouts to earn his fifteenth save.

“We’re in each sport. We’re proper there,” Arizona catcher Stephen Vogt mentioned. “Tying run on the plate, profitable run on the plate. One hit, one pitch away from profitable these video games. We’re pissed off, we’re upset, we’re sad.”

The Cardinals jumped out to a 1-0 lead within the first on Molina’s RBI single. They broke the sport open within the third, scoring 5 runs on 4 hits, a stroll and successful by pitch.

St. Louis led 7-0 within the fifth however Arizona fought again. The Diamondbacks scored two runs within the fifth and two extra within the sixth to make it 7-4. They may have had extra within the sixth after loading the bases with one out, however Génesis Cabrera retired Domingo Leyba on a flyout and Josh Rojas on a grounder to finish the risk.

“We couldn’t shut up that hole,” Arizona supervisor Torey Lovullo mentioned. “We had some alternatives.”

Wainwright (3-4) received off to an amazing begin, retiring the primary eight batters he confronted. However the Diamondbacks began to hit the veteran right-hander exhausting within the fifth and sixth. Vogt related on a two-run homer and Walker introduced residence two extra runs with a single.

The 39-year-old Wainwright went 33 outs between giving up hits, from his one-hit outing towards the Cubs earlier within the week by means of a part of Saturday’s sport versus the Diamondbacks. Molina was impressed when he heard that stat postgame.

“That is fairly good,” the catcher mentioned, grinning. “For an outdated man.”

Seth Frankoff (0-2) struggled a lot of the night time and lasted simply 5 innings. He gave up seven earned runs on seven hits, walked 4 and struck out 5.

WEBB GETS CONFIDENT

Cardinals left-hander Tyler Webb pitched a scoreless eighth inning, which was a pleasant change for him throughout a tough season. Webb’s been a mainstay within the St. Louis bullpen the previous few years, however had an 11.57 ERA in 19 appearances earlier than Saturday.

“It felt good to carry them proper there,” he mentioned. “Then Alex got here in and shut the door.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Cardinals: Positioned INF Max Moroff on the 10-day injured record after he harm his shoulder throughout batting follow Friday. … Transferred RHP Miles Mikolas (forearm pressure) from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL. … Optioned RHP Johan Oviedo to Triple-A Memphis. … Referred to as up INF Jose Rondon and RHP Junior Fernandez.

Diamondbacks: Walker (indirect pressure) returned to the staff after a rehab project at Triple-A Reno. He was within the beginning lineup and batted fifth. The staff optioned INF Andrew Younger to Triple-A to make room for Walker. … Lovullo mentioned INF Asdrubal Cabrera (hamstring pressure) has began to take batting follow and was performing some mild operating. … RHP Zac Gallen (sprained proper elbow) has been performing some throwing on flat floor.

UP NEXT

The groups wrap up their four-game collection Sunday. Arizona will ship RHP Matt Peacock (1-1, 4.91 ERA) to the mound to face LHP Kwang Hyun Kim (1-2, 3.09).

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