August 15, 2012; St. Louis, MO. USA; St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday (7) and center fielder Jon Jay (19) celebrate after defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE

Daily Rant: Cardinals power their way to series win over DBacks

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The Cardinals made Joe Saunders pay for some costly mistakes as they two home runs off of the Arizona starter en route to a 5-2 victory.

Box Score

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Arizona Diamondbacks 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 5 1
St Louis Cardinals 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 X 5 8 0
WP A. Wainwright (11-10)
LP J. Saunders (6-9)
SV J. Motte (27)

 

AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
J. Jay cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .311
A. Craig 1b 4 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 .302
M. Holliday lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .312
C. Beltran rf 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .281
D. Freese 3b 4 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 .297
D. Descalso 2b 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238
T. Cruz c 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .230
R. Furcal ss 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 .266
A. Wainwright p 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 .125
    S. Robinson ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
    E. Mujica p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Boggs p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Motte p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 33 5 8 5 2 2 8 0 8

 

IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
A. Wainwright (W, 11-10) 6.0 5 2 2 1 5 1 1.22 3.87
E. Mujica (H, 18) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.07 3.74
M. Boggs (H, 21) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.06 2.21
J. Motte (S, 27) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.92 2.52

The Positives

Justin’s Jeers

  • Jon Jay and Matt Holliday were held hitless. Jay did reach base on a walk, however, and now has a 14 game on base streak.

Three Stars

3) Allen Craig – Craig’s solo shot ended up being the game winning run.

2) Rafael Furcal – Furcal picked up two hits and drove in two runs.

1) David Freese – Freese’s two run shot opened up scoring for the Cardinals.

Standings

Central W L Pct GB Home Road RS RA pW pL Streak L10
Cincinnati Reds 71 46 0.607 0 38-20 33-26 504 425 68 49 Won 5 5-5
Pittsburgh Pirates 64 53 0.547 7 36-23 28-30 485 471 60 57 Lost 3 3-7
St Louis Cardinals 64 53 0.547 7 36-23 28-30 576 466 71 46 Won 2 6-4
Milwaukee Brewers 52 64 0.448 18.5 33-26 19-38 530 543 57 59 Lost 3 4-6
Chicago Cubs 46 70 0.397 24.5 30-28 16-42 429 518 47 69 Won 1 3-7
Houston Astros 39 80 0.328 33 27-32 12-48 450 602 43 76 Lost 1 3-7
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