It took 5 hours and 32 minutes before Cliff Pennington’s single in the 16th inning scored the winning run for Arizona in their 10-9 win over the Cardinals on Wednesday night/Thursday morning.
Usually the Cardinals are the team known for battling back and rallying, but this time the Diamondbacks wouldn’t quit. The Diamondbacks, who won two of three against the Cardinals, came from behind four times to either take the lead or tie the game.
Yadier Molina drove in three runs, including a leadoff home run that put St. Louis up 8-7 in the seventh, but Aaron Hill’s RBI single tied it at 8-8 before both teams scored a run in the 12th. Pete Kozma’s RBI single put the Cards up 9-8 in the 12th, but in the bottom half, Mitchell Boggs, the club’s closer until Jason Motte returns, allowed a leadoff single to Pennington, then hit Eric Chavez. Gerraro Parra’s sacrifice bunt advanced the runners then Martin Prado’s sacrifice fly tied it at 9.
The Cardinals used eight pitchers including starter Lance Lynn who allowed four runs in four innings while walking three and giving up six hits. The pitching staff gave up three homers on the night.