Carpenter, Craig Get Big Hits, Cards Top D-Backs


May 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

PHOENIX (AP) — Pinch hitter Matt Carpenter lined a go-ahead double in the sixth inning, Allen Craig homered to cap a four-run burst in the ninth and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-2 Wednesday night for a three-game sweep. David Freese had three hits as St. Louis won its fourth in a row. Kyle Lohse (5-1) allowed one run and seven hits in five innings. The Diamondbacks started the ninth with three straight singles to load the bases against Mitchell Boggs. Jason Motte came on to retire the side on a strikeout and a double play for his sixth save. Next up for the “Redbirds,” is a three-game home set against the Atlanta Braves. The first game is Friday night. The pre-game show begins at 6:10-p.m, with the first pitch slated to take place at around 7:05.