Cardinals can’t finish off Arizona
Posted: Friday, July 2, 2010 5:55 am
The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Barry Enright gave Arizona five solid innings as the fill-in for Edwin Jackson and Chris Young hit a two-run home run in the Diamondbacks 4-2 victory over St. Louis Wednesday.
The loss kept the Redbirds from sweeping the three-game series at Busch Stadium.
Both Enright (1-0) and the Cardinals’ Jeff Suppan (0-4) went at least five innings in a game that lasted three hours, 53 minutes.
Aaron Heilman worked around two singles in the ninth for his third save in seven chances.
The 24-year-old Enright was a second-round draft pick in 2007 and was 4-1 with a 2.88 ERA at Double-A Mobile. He’d earned the nod as a substitute for Jackson, who threw 149 pitches while no-hitting Tampa Bay last week.
Jackson is getting two extra days’ rest before his next start Friday at home against the Dodgers.
Matt Holliday had two hits and drove in one of the Cardinals’ runs.
Pirates 2, Cubs 0
CHICAGO (AP) — Brad Lincoln pitched seven strong innings for his first major league win, Garrett Jones had a key RBI double and Pittsburgh continued its mastery of Chicago.
The last-place Pirates have beaten the Cubs nine times in 12 meetings. One-third of their victories (27) this season have come against Chicago.
Pittsburgh broke the scoreless tie in the eighth with two unearned runs when Andy LaRoche reached on Aramis Ramirez’s error with one out, Andrew McCutchen singled and Jones drove a ball off the ivy in left-center for a run-scoring double against reliever Andrew Cashner (0-3). After an intentional walk to Ryan Doumit loaded the bases, Chicago reliever Sean Marshall struck out Pedro Alvarez, but walked Lastings Milledge to make it 2-0.
Lincoln (1-2) allowed just four hits in seven innings. Joel Hanrahan pitched the eighth and Octavio Dotel the ninth for his 16th save in 19 chances to complete the five-hit shutout.
Reds 4, Phillies 3
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jay Bruce hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning off Roy Halladay, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to yet another win in their final at-bat Wednesday, 4-3 over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Joey Votto also homered off Halladay (9-7), who fell to 2-4 since his perfect game on May 29.
Jonny Gomes opened the eighth with a single, and Bruce connected for Cincinnati’s 25th comeback win — most in the majors.
The Reds have 14 wins in their last at-bat, tied for the major league lead in that category.
Arthur Rhodes (3-2) pitched a perfect inning, recovering from his 10th-inning loss a few hours earlier. Francisco Cordero pitched the ninth for his 21st save in 26 tries.
Published in The Messenger 7.1.10