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Greinke, Diamondbacks too much for Cardinals

Arizona Diamondbacks' Yasmany Tomas is congratulated by Chris Owings, right, after scoring on a single by Brandon Drury during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Sunday, May 22, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)

ST. LOUIS – Zack Greinke threw eight strong innings and Paul Goldschmidt drove in a pair of runs to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.

Michael Bourn added three hits for Arizona, which has won four of six.

The Diamondbacks won a series in St. Louis for the first time since April 18-20, 2003.

Brandon Moss homered for Cardinals, who fell to 3-3 on their nine-game homestand.

Greinke (5-3), who has won five of his past six starts, allowed five hits and one run. He struck out seven and walked one.

The reigning NL ERA champion improved to 11-4 against St. Louis. He also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the third.

Arizona scored three runs in the first off Jaime Garcia (3-4), who gave up five runs and 10 hits in 2 1-3 innings. Garcia failed to complete three innings for just the third time in 126 starts.

Yasmany Tomas and Brandon Drury had run-scoring hits in the first. Goldschmidt pushed the lead to 4-0 with an RBI hit in the second.

Bourn singled in each of the first two innings. Arizona had 13 hits _ 11 singles.

Moss hit his eighth homer of the season in the fourth inning.


Garcia threw 54 pitches and recorded only one swing and miss. That came on his 46th pitch.


Cardinals: Jhonny Peralta went 0-for-2 in a rehab assignment with Class A Peoria on Saturday. Peralta is recovering from thumb surgery in March.


Diamondbacks: RHP Shelby Miller (1-5, 6.64) will face LHP Francisco Liriano (3-3, 4.63) in the first of a three-game series at Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Miller has allowed three earned runs or fewer in six of his past seven starts.

Cardinals: RHP Adam Wainwright (4-3, 5.92) takes on John Lackey (4-2, 3.31) in the first game of a three-game set on Monday. Wainwright has not allowed a run to the Cubs in his past three starts covering 20 innings.