June 3, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Martin Prado (14) dives unsuccessfully for a ball hit by St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig (not pictured) during the sixth inning at Busch Stadium. Image Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Cardinals rally, fall in 14th inning

The St. Louis Cardinals were down 6-3 and rallied their way to tie the game but, ultimately, fell in 14 innings last night to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

There is something about Michael Wacha starts going late into the night. After his MLB debut ended well into the late night hours following a rain delay. Last night’s game finished after 4 hours and 53 minutes.

In his second outing with the Cardinals, Wacha struggled and didn’t even go 5 complete innings. He finished after 4.2 innings pitched after allowing 10 hits, 6 runs, 1 walk, and striking out 4. His ERA ballooned to 5.40 after the rough outing. Don’t act like it is the end of the world because it isn’t. He’s young and will only improve in time.

Seth Maness, Trevor Rosenthal, Edward Mujica, and Keith Butler pitched in relief–all pitched 2 innings in last night’s game. Victor Marte pitched the 14th inning and picked up the loss after allowing the winning run to score.

Marte ended up being optioned down to Memphis today as the Cardinals recalled Maikel Cleto, who has been used as a starter with the Redbirds (2-2, 5.67 ERA in 13 games).

Matt Carpenter tied a record for being hit the most times in one game by a player. The last player to be hit 3 times in one game was Austin Kearns in 2010.

In the first inning, Carpenter scored on a Matt Holliday sac fly.

In the fourth inning, Allen Craig hit a 2-run home run that scored Holliday.

Shane Robinson led off the fifth inning with a solo home run to left center field.

In the sixth inning, Carlos Beltran scored on a Yadier Molina single.

In the seventh inning, Cardinals fans went crazy when Beltran knocked in Ty Wigginton with a single to tie the game. This would be it for the Cardinals on Tuesday night.

As a result of being tired following the game, Molina decided to drop his appeal and use today’s game as a suspension.

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