National League Game Summary - Arizona at St. Louis|
(Tuesday, August 14th)
Final Score: St. Louis 8, Arizona 2
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - If this was Joe Kelly's last start for the
foreseeable future, he left a lasting impression.
With Jaime Garcia's return to the St. Louis Cardinals starting rotation
imminent, Kelly spun 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball and his team took an 8-2
victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the opener of a three-game set.
Kelly (3-5), who has filled in admirably since Garcia went down with a left
shoulder sprain in early June, scattered two runs, six hits and walked two
while fanning six. Since the injury, the 23-year-old rookie responded and
fired quality starts over his first seven outings. He has accumulated a 3.41
ERA over 12 starts this season.
"He had good stuff," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "He had a really
good tempo working, nice change-up, fastball got better as he went."
Garcia made his fourth and possibly last rehab start Tuesday with Triple-A
Matt Holliday smacked a two-run homer and Jon Jay cracked a solo shot for the
Cardinals, who extended their winning streak over the Diamondbacks to six
games. They've outscored them 41-19 during the stretch.
Ian Kennedy (10-10) surrendered five runs -- three earned -- on six hits and
three walks over six frames for Arizona, which has dropped four of its last
The Cardinals struck first with a pair of runs in the fourth and added another
in the sixth.
Allen Craig singled to begin the fourth and Holliday launched a two-run
shot into Big Mac Land in left field. Jay cracked a leadoff homer into the
bullpen in right-center field in the sixth to give the Cardinals a 3-0
Arizona made it a 3-2 game after pushing across two runs in the seventh when
Justin Upton singled and Miguel Montero slugged a two-run blast to
straightaway center field, but St. Louis got both runs back in the home half.
Skip Schumaker scored on an error by Kennedy and Craig plated Rafael Furcal to
make the score 5-2.
Matt Carpenter tallied a two-run double and Jay added an RBI single in a
three-run eighth to cap the scoring.
"We just self-disintegrated at the end of the game," Diamondbacks manager Kirk
Garcia is 3-4 with a 4.48 ERA over 11 starts this season ... Holliday has 81
RBI on the year, which is second in the NL behind teammate Carlos Beltran ...
St. Louis was 3-for-13 with runners in scoring position, while Arizona
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