PHOENIX - JUNE 13: Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals breaks his bat as he hits against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the Major League Baseball game at Chase Field on June 13, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

One Comeback Too Many For Cardinals, McClellan

The Cardinals come back in the top of the ninth inning but lose it at the bottom.

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One Comeback Too Many for Cardinals, McClellan

Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) – Chris Young’s second homer of the game, a two- run blast in the bottom of the ninth inning, rescued the Arizona bullpen and lifted the Diamondbacks to a 7-5 win over St. Louis in the rubber match of a three-game series at Chase Field.

Arizona closer Chad Qualls, who began the day sporting an inflated 7.77 ERA, was called on to protect a three-run lead in the ninth and promptly allowed a double to the leadoff batter, Felipe Lopez. Colby Rasmus then hit a chopper to first and was safe after Qualls bobbled the toss from Adam LaRoche.

Albert Pujols then grounded an RBI single to left field. Rasmus advanced to third on a Matt Holliday flyout and came home on a base hit to center by Randy Winn.

Esmerling Vasquez (1-2) replaced an ineffective Qualls on the mound and uncorked a wild pitch that allowed Pujols to score, tying the game at 5-5. Vasquez retired the next two batters to end the frame.

Kyle McClellan (0-2) took the hill for St. Louis in the bottom of the ninth and quickly set down the first two batters. Miguel Montero lined a single to left before Young crushed an 0-1 pitch over the wall in left-center.

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