Greinke, Diamondbacks too much for Cardinals

May 22, 2016, 2:58 PM
Arizona Diamondbacks' Yasmany Tomas is congratulated by Chris Owings, right, after scoring on a sin...

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)

(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.

TOUGH OUTING

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

TRAINER’S ROOM:

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.

UP NEXT

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.

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