Cardinals rally, complete sweep of Diamondbacks
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Jason Heyward atoned for a critical error with a game-tying homer leading off the ninth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals scored the winning run on catcher Jordan Pachecho’s throwing error, completing a three-game sweep with a 4-3 victory on Wednesday night.
Mark Trumbo homered for Arizona, which has lost nine of its last 10 against the Cardinals. The Diamondbacks have re-tooled with former Cardinals Tony La Russa as chief baseball officer, pitching consultant Dave Duncan and first base coach Dave McKay.
Pacheco replaced Tuffy Gosewisch, who jammed his left knee on a ground out in the sixth. Third baseman Yasmany Tomas threw home for a force out on Jhonny Peralta’s grounder against Brad Ziegler (0-1) and Pachecho tried for a double play but threw well above first baseman Paul Goldschmidt’s head.
Seth Maness (1-0) got the last two outs of the ninth for St. Louis to get the victory.