Goldschmidt, Young HR in 9th for 2-1 D-backs wins

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August 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Young homered on consecutive pitches from Jason Motte with one out in the ninth inning, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks over the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 Thursday night. With St. Louis ahead 1-0 on Allen Craig’s RBI single in the fifth, Motte (4-4) struck out Miguel Montero leading off the ninth. Goldschmidt, who hit a 456-foot homer in Wednesday’s 5-2 loss, fouled off three full-count pitches, then drove a pitch to center for his 18th home run of the season. Young sent the next pitch over the left-field wall for his 12th homer. David Hernandez (2-2) pitched a perfect eighth, and J.J. Putz finished with a 1-2-3 ninth for his 14th consecutive save and 23rd in 27 chances overall.