Cardinals Hit Five Home runs, Beat D’Backs 12-8

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The Cardinals set a new single game home run record for Busch Stadium III hitting five home runs on Thursday night in the team’s 12-8 win over Arizona. Matt Holliday, Matt Adams, Daniel Descalso, Matt Carpenter and pitcher Shelby Miller all hit home runs in the victory.

Holliday’s home run tied the game at 2-2 in the first inning. Adams and Descalso both hit long balls in the team’s eight run 4th inning. Then Miller and Carpenter hit back to back homers in the 5th inning to build a 12-2 lead. The Cardinals bullpen leaked a little bit, Seth Maness allowed three runs as did Kevin Butler, before Edward Mujica came on to earn his 18th save.

Shelby Miller pitched six strong innings, allowing two runs, while striking out nine to raise his record to 7-3. Both Matt Carpenter and David Freese got hits in the win to extend their hitting streaks. Freese’s is now at 16 games, while Carpenter’s hit streak is up to 15 games.