Zona Stuns Cards in 9th, Win 2-1

By Nicholas Valenzuela

The Arizona Diamondbacks (59-59) were able to pull off a ninth inning comeback and beat the St. Louis Cardinals (64-54) 2-1 on Thursday evening in St. Louis.

Arizona starter Trevor Cahill and St. Louis starter Kyle Lohse were able to keep the opposing offenses in check for the majority of the game, allowing a combined one run between the two of them through 12.2 combined innings pitched.

St. Louis was able to get on the board first when Lohse scored off an RBI single by Allen Craig in the bottom of the fifth inning, to put the Cards on top 1-0.

Arizona’s offense would be limited for the majority of the game, going 0-4 with runners in scoring position on the evening. It appeared that St. Louis would pull off the sweep when they brought in closer Jason Motte in the bottom of the ninth to shut the door with a 1-0 lead. With one out and a 3-2 count, Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt blasted a cut fastball to deep center field to tie the score at 1-1. On the very next pitch, Arizona center fielder Chris Young hit a go-ahead solo home run to left field to put arizona on top 2-1.

Arizona would bring in closer JJ Putz to close the door in the bottom of the ninth to earn his 23rd save on the season.

The D-backs will travel to Houston to open a three-game series against the Astros tomorrow evening at Minutemaid Park. Arizona starter Wade Miley will take the mound for the D-backs.