6 takeaways from Cardinals series sweep of Diamondbacks

Miranda Remaklus
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - AUGUST 21: Nolan Arenado #28 of the St Louis Cardinals reacts after hitting a two-RBI single against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the seventh inning at Chase Field on August 21, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - AUGUST 21: Nolan Arenado #28 of the St Louis Cardinals reacts after hitting a two-RBI single against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the seventh inning at Chase Field on August 21, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /
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PHOENIX, ARIZONA – AUGUST 19: Paul Goldschmidt #46 of the St Louis Cardinals makes a diving stop on a ground ball hit by Geraldo Perdomo #2 of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the eighth inning at Chase Field on August 19, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. Perdomo was forced out at first base and the Cardinals won 5-1. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA – AUGUST 19: Paul Goldschmidt #46 of the St Louis Cardinals makes a diving stop on a ground ball hit by Geraldo Perdomo #2 of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the eighth inning at Chase Field on August 19, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. Perdomo was forced out at first base and the Cardinals won 5-1. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /

Paul Goldschmidt keeps the MVP season going

Goldschmidt had another great return to Arizona this weekend.

He hit his 30th home run of the season on a fly-to-left field off of Tommy Henry. The homer traveled 416 feet at 104.3 mph.

Goldschmidt singled in the seventh inning on a grounder to pitcher Kevin Ginkel. Yadier Molina scored on the play. Nolan Arenado then doubled on a lender to left field, scoring Lars Nootbaar and Dylan Carlson.

A passed ball by former Cardinals catching prospect Carson Kelly, who was traded to Arizona for Goldschmidt, allowed Goldschmidt to score.

In the third inning of Saturday’s game, Goldschmidt singled on a sharp grounder to right field, scoring Nootbaar.

Goldschmidt knocked his 31st home run of the season on a liner to right-center field in the ninth inning Saturday, scoring Andrew Knizner and Nootbaar. The homer traveled 383 feet at 103.5 mph.

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