Arizona Diamondbacks sluggers Miguel Montero and Paul Goldschmidt hit back-to-back home runs off of St. Louis Cardinals reliever Jason Motte in the top of the ninth inning to rally the D-Backs to a 2-1 win at Busch Stadium on Thursday night.
The game went late into the evening thanks to a rain delay and for most of the night, it appeared the Cards would complete the series sweep of the Diamondbacks. Arizona was only able to scratch out four hits off of St. Louis starter Kyle Lohse but then the visitor's bats came alive in their final at bat with the two homers.
Motte (4-4) picked up the loss along with his fifth blown save of the season. Arizona starter Trevor Cahill gave up just one run and five hits in six innings with the bullpen keeping the Cards scoreless the rest of the way. David Hernandez (2-2) picked up the win for his work in the eighth inning while closer J.J. Putz earned his 23rd save of the season.
The loss dropped St. Louis a game behind Pittsburgh and Atlanta in the NL Wild Card race with Pittsburgh coming to town on Friday for a three-game series.
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