Shelby Miller's Strong Play Gets Cardinals a Win
ST. LOUIS - With the best record in the majors, pitcher Shelby Miller took the mound for the Cardinals as they looked to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks. Things got off to a shaky start as Miller allowed 2ER in the first inning. However, the Cardinals bounced back and as the game went into the second inning, the score was tied at 2.
Busch Stadium remained quiet until the fourth inning when the red hot red birds came to life scoring 8 runs. 1B Matt Adams blasted a 3-run homer to right field immediately followed by 2B Daniel Descalso hitting a 2-run homer adding to the Cardinals lead.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Miller added some offense to his game as he smacked the first homerun of his career to left field. Similar to the fourth inning, another homerun was immediately hit by 3B Matt Carpenter extending his hitting streak to 14 games and the Cardinals lead to 12-2.
Miller's night ended following the sixth inning with 2ER and 9 strikeouts. The Diamondbacks kept things interesting as they scored 6 runs in the final 3 innings but the dominant play from Shelby Miller and the 5 total homeruns hit by the Cardinals added more padding to their league leading record.