St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday (7) tosses his bat after striking out in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, June 28, 2010 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam
St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Randy Winn (44) leaps but can not reach the home run ball hit by Arizona Diamondbacks' Adam LaRoche in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 28, 2010 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam
(AP) -- Arizona Diamondbacks' defense collapsed in the ninth inning, with two throwing errors allowing three runs to score in the St. Louis Cardinals' 6-5 victory on Monday night.
Closer Aaron Heilman threw wildly to third base trying to catch the lead runner on pinch-hitter Adam Wainwright's sacrifice bunt and one run scored on the play.
First baseman Adam LaRoche bobbled the ball before uncorking a throw in the dirt in an attempt to prevent the tying run from scoring on Skip Schumaker's RBI groundout. Wainwright continued around to score the winning run from second with a triumphant slide.
Jason Motte (3-2) allowed Mark Reynolds' two-run homer in the eighth and worked out of a two-out, two-on jam in the ninth. Heilman (2-2) allowed one run in one-third of an inning.
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