ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tyler O’Neill homered and tied a career high with four RBIs, Dakota Hudson pitched six effective innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 on Saturday night.
The Cardinals broke a three-game losing streak with their first win since July 5.
Eduardo Escobar hit his 19th homer for Arizona, which snapped a four-game win streak.
O’Neill, recalled from Triple-A Memphis on June 29, also drove in four runs in a 6-0 win over Kansas City on May 21, 2018.
His two-run double in the first inning gave the Cardinals a 2-0 lead. He added a homer off Merrill Kelly (7-9) in the third to push the advantage to 4-1.
Diamondbacks: RHP Jon Duplantier was scheduled to throw in an Arizona League game on Saturday. He has been sidelined since June 12 with right shoulder inflammation.
Cardinals: RHP Adam Wainwright will start on Sunday after missing a scheduled start on Friday with back spasms.
“I could have gone (Friday), but they said don’t push it,” Wainwright said. “I was fine with it.”
RHP Miles Mikolas (5-9, 4.53 ERA), who was slated to start Sunday, will go on Monday.
RHP Wainwright (5-7, 4.31 ERA) will face Arizona RHP Zack Greinke (10-3, 2.73) in the final of the three-game series on Sunday. Greinke won 10 games before the All-Star break for the fourth successive season. He has not allowed an earned run in three starts against NL Central opponents this season covering 20 2/3 innings.
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